For the inguinal or incisional hernias, diagnoses are pretty simple. The doctor will check your body physically and feel the bulge in your abdomen or groin that gets larger when you stand, cough, or strain but disappears when you lie down.
Since the hiatal hernias are directed inward and do not create any bulge on the skin, the doctors use barium X-ray or endoscopy to diagnose them. Both are painless methods. In a barium X-ray process, a series of pictures of your digestive tract are taken after you are made to drink a liquid solution containing barium, to get better X-ray images. Endoscopy involves pushing a thin and flexible pipe down your throat to take pictures of your stomach position.
Umbilical hernias occur in babies and are often diagnosed by the doctors using an ultrasound. high-frequency sound waves are used in an ultrasound test to create an image of the structures inside the body.
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Surgically Repair