3rd December 2019

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Can you see a hernia?

Sometimes hernia swelling is visible when you stand upright; usually, the hernia can be felt if you place your hand directly over it and then bear down. Ultrasound may be used to see a femoral hernia, and abdominal X-rays may be ordered to determine if a bowel obstruction is present.

Likewise, people ask, how does a doctor check for a hernia?

Diagnosis. A physical exam is usually all that's needed to diagnose an inguinal hernia. Your doctor will check for a bulge in the groin area. Because standing and coughing can make a hernia more prominent, you'll likely be asked to stand and cough or strain.

What is a hernia and what does it look like?

A hernia happens when part of your body squeezes through a weak spot or opening in a muscle wall. It's like an inner tube bulging through a hole in a worn-out tire. You can get different kinds of hernias, but most of them happen somewhere between your hips and chest.
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