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A 22-year-old male asked:

are there any 100% or close to 100% accuracy methods of diagnosing whether or not someone has an inguinal hernia for sure? other then " guessing"..?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
This can B Dx'd by-: -a physical xam by a general surgeon. This should B a the real deal not a guess.
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Physical exam: By an experienced Surgeon. If there is any doubts an MRI is confirmatory in most cases

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How can my doctor diagnose an inguinal hernia?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 years experience
Physical Exam: Inguinal or groin hernias are most commonly diagnosed on physical exam. If there is any doubt on the part of your physician then you should be referred to a general surgeon. A ct scan will also show the presence of the hernia, but this is usually not needed.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

How is an inguinal hernia different from a regular?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
General Surgery 24 years experience
Depends: I'm not sure what a regular hernia is. An inguinal hernia is a groin hernia. It is the most common hernia in both sexes. Other common hernias are umbilical hernias and incisional or ventral hernias.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Will I be able to tell if i'm at risk of getting an inguinal hernia?

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Dr. J. C. DiGiacomo
General Surgery 35 years experience
No: All people are at risk for inguinal hernias. It is a consequence of a four legged animal body design coming to walk upright. There are risk factors, but even sedentary people can develop them. If you are concerned, you should see your doctor and be examined.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can an inguinal hernia cause blockage?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Yes.: A hernia is said to be incarcerated when a structure within the abdominal cavity gets "stuck" within the hernia. If this happens to be a loop of intestine, this can cause blockage and lead to the blood supply of the intestine being cut-off; we call this a strangulated hernia. If one has a large, tender lump in the groin that cannot be pushed back in, this requires emergency md attention.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes agreed.That is the reason to advice hernia repair before it get strangulates
Mar 24, 2012
A 36-year-old member asked:

What can cause an inguinal hernia to grow over a few years?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Progressive : Weakening of tissues in the inguinal canal.

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