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Hernia Ultrasound Scan

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. LPU can provide the answers to your questions and offer you more information about your hernia private ultrasound scan.

You will need to have hernia ultrasound scan if you have one or more of the following signs and symptoms;
  • 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
In this scan we will
  • 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 consultationExplain 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;
    1. Epigastric hernias
    2. Femoral hernias
    3. Incisional hernias
    4. Inguinal hernias (75% of all hernias)
    5. Spigelian hernias
    6. 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
In some cases, we will recommend a relevant blood tests.
There is no essential preparation for this scan.
Our Ultrasound Specialists will explain the procedure before your scan. You will be guided to lie on your back on the examination couch and expose the suspected hernia. A small amount of water-based gel will be applied to the examined area of your body. Our specialist will move the probe on your skin to produce diagnostic ultrasound images. You will not feel any discomfort during your ultrasound scan. A Hernia ultrasound scan is regularly completed within 15-20 minutes. Our Sonographer will recommend the best course of action, depending on the ultrasound scan findings.
You will receive your results verbally after the scan. However, the Sonographer will examine the relevant images after your appointment and prepare a written report after your scan or within 24 hours with any recommended actions. The report will be sent to you so that you can discuss the findings with your doctor, if required.
There are no risks or side effects associated with the hernia ultrasound scan. Ultrasound does not use any radiation, which is why doctors prefer to use them to check on developing babies in pregnant women.
Urgent health conditions can happen at any time of the day or night. In London Private Ultrasound, we offer emergency hernia ultrasound service late evenings, during weekends, Saturdays, or Sundays. Please call 07414165515 to book your urgent hernia ultrasound appointment now. (Terms and conditions apply)
Combining your ultrasound scan with one of our screening tests will give you a better picture of your health. We will recommend any beneficial screenings when you book online and will also recommend any further tests or screenings after your ultrasound scan.

To book online select the date and time that suits you best – alternatively, please contact us with any questions via the chat, call or email links provided.

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Anna D
Anna D
The team are so so lovely and professional. I’ve only ever seen Pedram and he is an absolute gem of a doctor. He is so patient and so understanding and extremely good and thorough at explaining things. I would always recommend Pedram and his team.
Alex Lockwood
Alex Lockwood
Very quick to access, a well-explained process, a clear and efficient experience and immediate results followed up with the report. Overall it felt very reassuring and the cardiologist was friendly, clear and helpful.
Monica Timofte
Monica Timofte
I recommend this clinic, a team of professionals
Grace Christie
Grace Christie
Really great service and attention to detail during scan. Felt in safe hands.
Kirsty Watson
Kirsty Watson
Excellent service. Very thorough and efficient. Would highly recommend
Charles Guedes
Charles Guedes
Easy to deal. Same day appointment. Very explanatory and helpful
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