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Inguinal Hernia

Alternate Names : Hernia

Inguinal Hernia | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

This type of hernia is diagnosed through a medical history and physical exam. During the exam, the healthcare provider palpates the groin area. He or she asks the person to cough, which increases pressure on the weak tissues. If a hernia is present, it will often bulge out so that it can be felt.

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Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 07/27/01

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