Hernia ultrasound scan is a painless examination by high-frequency sound waves, producing insight and images of the inside of the body.
Hernia occurs when a fatty or soft tissue, bowel or an organ protrudes through a weakness of the abdominal wall or groin into surrounding tissues.
The symptoms of hernia are usually a swelling or a lump felt when coughing or after exercise. Sometimes only pain is experienced at the site of a hernia with no palpable lump.
There are a number of different types of hernia:
- inguinal (outer groin),
- femoral (inner groin).
- umbilical ( belly button)
- incisional (operation scar) or
- hiatus hernia in diaphragm