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?
This topic was modified 5 days, 12 hours ago by allen pagent.
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.
Bill Brown MD
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