2 Examinations

Whether a hernia is present or not and what is the nature of this is something that the physician can determine in most cases during a physical examination. Only if the hernia is very small or in the case of internal hernias that can be neither seen nor palpated is it advisable to resort to the use of imaging techniques (ultrasound, X-ray examinations, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for further clarification.