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What type of doctor can tell if you have a femoral hernia?
Posted Mon, 2 Sep 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 54 minutes later
Hi thanks for using healthcare magic

Hernias are best diagnosed and treated by a general surgeon.

It is possible for the hernia to be diagnosed by a general physician but will not be able to treat it. The general physician would need to refer you to a general surgeon.

It is normally diagnosed on physical examination, rarely is imaging needed.

If it is present it needs to be treated surgically.

If you do not know a general surgeon, your gp can refer you to one.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any additional questions
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