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Diagnosed with hernia. What are the diagnostic tests to confirm it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Doc, what is hernia? My dad says that he should go in for hernia operation next month, what tests will confirm if he has hernia
Doctor:Hernia is a protrusion of intestines through an opening into scrotum--then it is called inguinal hernia.
Doctor:It is usually diagnosed clinically.
Doctor:By a physician.
Doctor:An ultrasound can be done too.
User:normall master check up
Doctor:Patient can see a swelling in the area.
User:will it be found out normally in master health check up test
Doctor:Yes it can be.
User:oh, last month i got a master health check up done
Doctor:Usually patient has a discomfort in the area too.
User:so i will send the reports scan, proabily
User:your team can sugggest better after seeing the report
Doctor:You can probably sent it to YYYY@YYYY
Doctor:It will have the report if you got the area examined.
User:thanks a lot doc, i will do it
Doctor:Can I know your age?
User:i m 31
User:this was for my dad
User:he is around 72
Doctor:How old is he?
Doctor:So he should be advised not to lift heavy weights.
User:sorry 67
User:yeah, he doesnot
Doctor:That is good.
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:that's all
Doctor:Thanks for coming on chat.
Doctor:You can login again to chat with a doctor 24/7.
User:yeah, tnx
Doctor:Take care
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