Answers to Common General Surgery Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about general surgery.

How is a hernia diagnosed?

A hernia is usually diagnosed by your doctor after an exam and sometimes some additional testing, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Tests that might be used to diagnose a hernia include:

  • Barium X-ray
  • CT scan
  • Endoscopy
  • Ultrasound

Talk to your doctor for more information about how a hernia can be diagnosed.

Learn more:

Source: James deCaestecker, DO, FACS, Gem City Surgical Associates; Daniel Taylor, MD, FACS, Miami County Surgeons; L. Stewart Lowry, MD, FACS, Miami County Surgeons; Luan Tran, MD, Miami Valley Surgery Associates; J. Scott Wilcher, MD, North Dayton Surgeons; Steven Sutherin, MD, FACS, Miami Valley Surgery Associates

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