Advice needed for hernia testing

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      allen pagent
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      Hello,

      I called my primary care doctor for a physical to see if I have a hernia. Due to the coronavirus situation, the soonest I can get in is in three months. I don’t want to wait that long, so I contacted one of those 24/hr urgent care places in my area. I told them the reason for my visit and they said they could test for a hernia using a blood test. I’ve not been able to find anything on the Internet to confirm this testing method. Is there any truth to this?

      Thanks,
      AP

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    • #22293
      DrBrown
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      @allenpagent
      Dear AP.
      There is no blood test for a hernia.
      If you are skinny, then a good physical examination is all that is required to determine if you have a hernia.
      The best imaging test is a standing ultrasound with valsalva.
      Regards.
      Bill Brown MD

    • #22296
      allen pagent
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      DrBrown,

      Thank you for your response.

      AP

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