A 35-year-old male asked:
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is loosing weight initially associated with early symptom of ingenuial hernia? when abdominal wall weakens does blood test show anything?

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Dr. Carson Liu
34 years experience General Surgery
Hernias: Hernias can protrude with weight loss. The fat that was plugging the opening may shrink and allow fat or abdominal organs to protrude. You should start with a physical exam to see if your hernia can be felt. A general surgeon or general internist can examine you. If it is small, an ultrasound or ct scan can image the hernia. Blood tests will not help.
Answered on Oct 20, 2015
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