8 doctors weighed in:

Are there any tests that can diagnose a ventral hernia?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Dr. David Earle
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

History and physical exam are the best ways to diagnose a hernia.
It is also possible to utilize dynamic ultrasound and ct scan with and without bearing down (valslava) for small, occult hernias.

In brief: Yes

History and physical exam are the best ways to diagnose a hernia.
It is also possible to utilize dynamic ultrasound and ct scan with and without bearing down (valslava) for small, occult hernias.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Ronald Achong
Great answer! I agree 100%
Read more answers from doctors