Private Hernia Ultrasound Scan
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A inguinal hernia will occur through weakening of abdominal muscles around the inguinal canal allowing the pressure of internal organs to create a swelling or lump in the groin. The inguinal canal is a passageway between the abdomen and the genitals that is much larger in men than women. As a result this condition is far more common in males. Symptoms
- Pain from coughing, during physical activity
- Burning sensations
- Feelings of heaviness or full sensation in the groin
- Swelling of the scrotum (men)
In most cases the causes of a femoral hernia are unknown. You may be born with a weakened area of the femoral canal, or the area may weaken over time.
Excessive straining can also contribute to the weakening of the muscle walls. This can occur during childbirth, through chronic coughing, when constipated or as a result of obesity.
A bulge or lump will appear beneath the skin. It can vary in size, depending on how big the hole becomes and how much pushes out.
The main feature of an Incisional Hernia is a bulge under the skin, close to or beneath the incision scar. In many cases hernias are either painless or produce an occasional ‘ache’ after activity. In some cases however the pain will be quite marked
No preparation for this ultrasound scan is necessary.