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How To Diagnose A 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
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?
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
Is it possible that I have a hernia. How do I diagnose. I had a lap appendectomy almost 2 months ago. Very small bulge under one of the scars. Normal?
How do I diagnose if I have GERD and possibly hiatal hernia or if it's anxiety causing this? The symptoms are clear but I want to find the root cause.
Impossible: You must realize that by not sharing your emotions with us it is impossible to answer your question. ...Read more
What type of doctor can diagnose a hernia?
I have been to an ortho surgeon, and he said that i need to go to a gen doc to see if I have a hernia?
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?
M30 Is ultra sound is good devise to diagnose left inguinal hernia. I want to remove the doubt? thanks
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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