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Can doctor claim umbilical cord hernia without taking out any sort of scan ?

hello doctor ,my mom is 35 years old recently she is suffering from umblical cord hernia .the doctor said that she is suffering from umblical cord hernia without taking out any sort of scan like tv scan or question to you is can a doctor claim that he/she is suffering from hernia without taking out any sort of scan.i will be thankfull to you if u answer me this question
Asked On : Fri, 13 May 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
An umbilical hernia is diagnosed during a physical exam
The diagnosis usually can be made from taking a
detailed history of the symptoms and doing a
thorough physical examination.
so sometimes usg not needed. it needed for any complication of it.
take care
Answered: Fri, 13 May 2011
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Hi Sana,

Welcome to Healthcare Magic forum.

Hernia is protrusion of any normal part of our body through a abnormal opening. In your mother there might be protrusion of intestines through an abnormal opening from the Umbilicus. A doctor need not ask for an investigation to confirm that it is umbilical hernia as it can be diagnosed through a clinical examination.

But investigations like Abdominal Sonography might be required before Surgery. Surgery is considered to be the only definitive treatment.

Please trust your doctor on this and follow his advise.

Hope this answers your query.

Wish your mother a speedy recovery.
Answered: Fri, 13 May 2011
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