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Burke, VA
A 35-year-old male asked:

Does having a "weak spot" in the inguinal area mean i will get a hernia soon? 2 doc's both said no hernia. scheduled a ultrasound for some reason? why

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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 30 years experience
Hernia: They might be attempting to get you to do an ultrasound with valsalva or straining so that a potentially small or occult hernia might be seen.
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Last updated May 14, 2017


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