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How do you diagnose a groin hernia?

How do you diagnose a groin hernia?

Physical exam: It is a practiced skill that can be difficult to master. Obvious hernias are easy to see and feel by most. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


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How can my doctor diagnose an inguinal hernia?

Exam: Hernias usually cause a visible bulge in children. This bulge goes away when they lie down and may be more pronounced standing, straing, or laughing, coughing, etc. Physical exam is very sensitive. Imaging studies are usully reserved for those patients with less than classic symptoms. ...Read more

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How is a hiatal hernia diagnosed?

How is a hiatal hernia diagnosed?

X-RAY, Endoscopy,etc: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter the abdominal cavity. This commonly leads to the stomach "yo-yo-ing" up into the chest, which may cause gerd (reflux). This can be seen by ct scan and by upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Are there any tests that can diagnose a ventral hernia?

Yes: The best test to diagnose a ventral hernia is a physical exam by a hernia surgeon. Rarely, physical examination may be difficult; a cat scan of the abdomen can be helpful in those circumstances. ...Read more

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Is there a specific test to diagnose ingeniual hernia for testicle.?

Is there a specific test to diagnose ingeniual hernia for testicle.?

An ultrasound: study in both recumbent and upright positions can sometimes show an inguinal hernia that is not evident on clinical exam. ...Read more

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Ultimate method to diagnose an abdominal/intestinal hernia?

Ultimate method to diagnose an abdominal/intestinal hernia?

Physical exam: The best way to diagnose an abdominal wall hernia in the groin or in front of the abdomen is by physical examination. Occasionally an ultrasound or cat scan is necessary. ...Read more

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Why can you only see a hernia on a scan when there is a bulge under the skin? Do they diagnose them based solely on symptoms?

Why can you only see a hernia on a scan when there is a bulge under the skin? Do they diagnose them based solely on symptoms?

Imaging: The diagnosis is made clinically and the ultrasound is done for confirmation. Hope this helps. It safely gets you the correct treatment. ...Read more

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Im diagnosed with hiatal hernia and body gastritis. Its difficult for me to do my sprinting and to lay down.Is there any link to what im diagnose?

Im diagnosed with hiatal hernia and body gastritis. Its difficult for me to do my sprinting and to lay down.Is there any link to what im diagnose?

Probably not: The hiatal hernia is almost certainly very small, and probably not responsible for your symptoms. While it would be rare in a 32 year old, you may want to make sure the hiatal hernia isn't a large one, also called a paraesophageal hernia. ...Read more

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I am suffering from diagrphamtic hernia, diagnose in yearly medical checkup, as per my previous X-ray reports doctor says it is 3 to 5 years ago.solu?

I am suffering from diagrphamtic hernia, diagnose in yearly medical checkup, as per my previous X-ray reports doctor says it is 3 to 5 years ago.solu?

Nothing unless: diaphragmatic hernia could be different kind there is the sliding hiatal hernis and the pare-esophegeal hernia and the posterior hiatal hernia each one treated differently do you know what kind of hernia you have in general a decision for surgery is based on the symptoms and what kind of problem the hernia is causing check with your doctor ...Read more

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Most definitive way to diagnose hiatal hernia, barium swallow or endoscopy?

Good question: The tests are useful in different ways. A hiatal hernia can diagnosed with either test and very reliably. The egd allows for a biopsy. The UGI allows for an evaluation of the function of the esophagus as well as visualizing actual episodes of reflux. ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound be used to diagnose weak pelvic floor? Will a hernia look different from any kind of prolapse due to pelvic floor weakness on ultrasound?

Can an ultrasound be used to diagnose weak pelvic floor? Will a hernia look different from any kind of prolapse due to pelvic floor weakness on ultrasound?

Not completely: A dynamic examination (with the pt pushing, valsalva or kagel maneuvers) is required. Urinary incontinence DX requires urodynamic study of bladder contraction, bladder neck relaxation. Seek advice from a urologist or a urogynecologist. ...Read more

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Why can't my orthopaedic surgeon diagnose a hernia? He told me to go to another doctor to get it diagnosed. Is an internist okay?

Why can't my orthopaedic surgeon diagnose a hernia?  He told me to go to another doctor to get it diagnosed.  Is an internist okay?

Not their expertise: Hernias are difficult to diagnose unless the symptoms and signs are obvious. Some times a ct scan or a sonogram helps to confirm the diagnosis. A peritoneal contrast study for abdominal hernias is an old trick. It all depends on the training and experience of the doctor seeing you. But the final decision is between the patient and a general surgeon so why delay the diagnosis? ...Read more

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I think I have a hernia, but got diagnose with groin strain. There was no ultra sound done. Still in a fair amount of pain. What do you guys think?

I think I have a hernia, but got diagnose with groin strain. There was no ultra sound done. Still in a fair amount of pain. What do you guys think?

Exam is best: Physical exam is usuay the best test for a hernia, unless tenderness and/or obesity limit the quality is the exam. An ultrasound can help, but not usually. Groin strain takes a while to get better, so probably correct. You can always return for a follow up visit if it persists. Another exam is not a terrible idea. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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