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Hernia diagnosis

If your doctor thinks you may have a hernia, he or she will examine you. Your doctor may ask you to cough, strain or stand while pressing on the hernia.

You may also be asked to have an ultrasound, computed tomography (CT scan) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons advises ultrasounds are unnecessary for people with clinically apparent (what is obvious as far as signs and symptoms go) inguinal (groin) hernias. For more information, speak to your doctor or visit the Choosing Wisely Australia website.

Last reviewed: June 2017

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