Hernia Ultrasound Scan

Hernia Private Ultrasound Scan


Private Ultrasound Clinic(PUC) 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.

Here we provide a few questions and answers to offer you more information about your hernia private ultrasound scan:

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 consultation
  • Explain 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.

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