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How is a hernia diagnosed?

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A doctor's physical exam is often enough to diagnose a hernia.

Sometimes hernia swelling is visible when you stand upright; usually, the hernia can be felt if you place your hand directly over it and then bear down.

Ultrasound may be used to see a femoral hernia, and abdominal X-rays may be ordered to determine if a bowel obstruction is present.

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