Hernia » Diagnosis

Almost all hernia can be detected by palpation or ultrasound

Large hernia are usually not difficult to diagnose. The hernia can be seen when the patient is standing or lying down. They can also be felt when the patient is pressing or coughing.

Smaller hernia on the other hand are more difficult to diagnose. In this case the ultrasound in combination with an experienced radiologist provides a safe method. However, very small trapped hernia can sometimes be an exception.

Further apparative examinations are usually not necessary unless additional differential diagnosis have to be considered such as inflammation of the pubic joint (osteitis pubis).