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London Private Ultrasound (LPU) offers a hernia ultrasound scan to the male and female patients over 18 years old. The hernia ultrasound scan is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging technique.
Groin and inguinal canal hernia, and anterior abdominal wall (Midline of tummy) hernia are the most popular hernia. Pain, discomfort, or burning sensation and palpable bulging are the most common reason for having a hernia Ultrasound diagnostic examination.
Hernia ultrasound scan includes a comprehensive evaluation of the groin, inguinal canal or anterior abdominal wall, and adjacent structures to diagnose suspected hernia or other diseases.
Here we provide a few questions and answers to offer you more information about your hernia private ultrasound scan:
- Bulging or lump in the area on either side of the pubic bone(groin) or abdominal(tummy) wall, it is more palpable and visible when standing, especially with cough or strain
- Discomfort with a bowel movement or during urination
- A burning or aching sensation at the bulged region
- Pain or discomfort and swelling in the groin or abdominal wall, especially when bending over, coughing, lifting, or moving heavy items
- A heavy or dragging feeling in groin or abdomen
- Weakness or pressure in the groin or anterior abdominal wall
- Occasionally, pain and swelling around the testicles when the protruding intestine descends into the scrotal area
- Discomfort at the end of an active day
- Evaluate the area of suspected hernia with ultrasound, which is usually a Bulged, painful, or symptomatic part of your body. It can be in the Epigastric, Umbilical, Inguinal, or any area in the abdomen where the suspected hernia is.
- Take your relevant medical history
- Provide 10 minutes consultation
- Explain all findings during and after your ultrasound scan
- Write an official scan report after your scan or within 24 hrs, with appropriate images included in the report
- Recommend a follow-up ultrasound scan if necessary
- Offer GP or specialist referral and a Blood Test if needed
- Hernia ultrasound scan includes a comprehensive evaluation of the groin, inguinal canal, anterior abdominal wall, or other suspected regions and adjacent structures to diagnose suspected hernia.
- To identifiy the types of hernia;
- Epigastric hernias
- Femoral hernias
- Incisional hernias
- Inguinal hernias (75% of all hernias)
- Spigelian hernias
- Umbilical hernias
- Incidental finding of cancer or other life-threatening diseases in the scanned area
- To find other possible cause of enlargement or inflammation such as lymph nodes