The evaluation of a hernia begins with a history and physical exam.
Physical findings in someone with a hernia may include:
The diagnosis of a hernia can be made without testing.
Tests that may be used to evaluate a hernia include:
- Serum amylase
- Serum lipase
- Serum bilirubin
- Complete blood count
- Liver profile
- Kidney profile
Imaging tests that may be used to evaluate a hernia include:
- Abdominal x-rays
- CT scan of the abdomen
- MRI scan of the abdomen
- Ultrasound of the abdomen
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