Is it common practice to not have x-rays done when a doctor has decided you need an umbilical hernia surgery?
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X-ray Needed for Umbilical Hernia Repair?
Umbilical Hernia Repair
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X-ray and umbilical hernias
Thank you for your question.It is uncommon to need any imaging studies to evaluate and treat a small umbilical hernia with a good history and physical exam. If I were worried about the size of the hernia or if there was any bowel in the hernia the study that would give the best information would be a contrasted CT scan.
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Are X Rays Needed to Diagnose an Umbilical Hernia?
- It it not necessary to obtain any imaging studies to diagnose a small umbilical hernia. In fact, it would be uncommon to get an x ray or CT scan for an umbilical hernia, as these can be diagnosed on physical examination.
- At the time of a tummy tuck, umbilical hernias may also be repaired.
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