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Hernia Ultrasound Scan

 A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall.  In many cases, hernias cause no symptoms or very few symptoms. You may notice a swelling or lump in your tummy (abdomen) or groin that can often be pushed back in or will disappear when you lie down. Coughing or straining may make the lump to re-appear.

 Types of hernias:  

Hernias can occur throughout the body, but most often develop in the areas of your body between your chest and hips.

Some of the more common types of a hernia are:

  •  Inguinal hernias  

Inguinal hernias occur when fatty tissue or a part of your bowel pokes through into your groin at the top of your inner thigh.  This is the most common type of a hernia and it mainly affects men. It is often associated with ageing and repeated strain on the abdomen.

  • Femoral hernias

Femoral hernias also occur when fatty tissue or a part of your bowel pokes through into your groin at the top of your inner thigh. They are much less common than inguinal hernias and tend to affect more women than men.  Like inguinal hernias, femoral hernias are also associated with ageing and repeated strain on the abdomen.  

  • Umbilical hernias  

Umbilical hernias occur when fatty tissue or a part of your bowel pokes through your abdomen near your belly button (navel).

Other types of a hernia that can affect the abdomen:

    • Incisional hernias – these occur when tissue pokes through a surgical wound in your abdomen that has not fully healed.
    • Epigastric hernias – these occur when fatty tissue pokes through your abdomen, between your navel and the lower part of your breastbone (sternum).
    • Spigelian hernias – these occur when part of your bowel pokes through your abdomen at the side of your abdominal muscle, below your navel.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

What is the purpose of this hernia scan?

The hernia ultrasound scan includes evaluation of either:

  • General groin region, inguinal canal
  • Umbilicus
  • Area of abdominal swelling

Reasons for having a hernia ultrasound scan include:

  • Suspecting a hernia
  • Lump in the groin  region
  • Abdominal lump

 

Preparation for the hernia ultrasound scan.

No preparation is necessary for this scan.

 

What should I expect during the hernia ultrasound scan?

Before the scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to lie on the examination couch exposed part of your abdomen. We will put a little gel on your skin and a small ultrasound probe will be used to obtain images of your internal organs.

During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.

 

About Ultrasound Scanning

Ultrasound imaging is a medical diagnostic technique where sound waves are being used to image various parts of the body.
Other terms for ultrasound imaging are sonograms, US and sonography.
Ultrasound is widely used these days as it is painless and safe for adults, children and foetuses. There are no side effects such as the ones associated with radiation.
During the ultrasound scan, the sonographer rests a small probe over the skin. This probe produces sound waves i.e pulsations that travel through the tissues. Some of the sound waves are being reflected back to the transducer and the computer analyses the returning echoes and produces the image on the screen. It is the same principle as the sonar the navy uses.
Ultrasound is being used to image mostly solid organs such as liver, kidneys, uterus and ovaries, muscles and blood vessels and babies in the womb.
It has, however, limited value in organs such lungs, bone, stomach and bowel/colon.
Ultrasound images are black and white but colour Doppler is being used to evaluate organ and blood vessel blood flow and this is what the red and blue colours on the screen are.

 

Price: £129.00 (Bi-lateral £179)

 

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Hernia Ultrasound Scan Q&A



The Ultrasound Scan

Ultrasound imaging is a medical diagnostic technique where sound waves are being used to image various parts of the body.
Other terms for ultrasound imaging are sonograms, US and sonography.
Ultrasound is widely used these days as it is painless and safe to adults, children and foetuses. There are no side effects such as the ones associated with radiation.
During the ultrasound scan, the sonographer rests a small probe over the skin. This probe produces sound waves i.e pulsations that travel through the tissues. Some of the sound waves are being reflected back to the transducer and the computer analyses the returning echoes and produces the image on the screen. It is the same principle as the sonar the navy uses.
Ultrasound is being used to image mostly solid organs such as liver, kidneys, uterus and ovaries, muscles and blood vessels and babies in the womb.
It has, however, limited value in organs such lungs, bone, stomach and bowel/colon.
Ultrasound images are black and white but colour Doppler is being used to evaluate organ and blood vessel blood flow and this is what the red and blue colours on the screen are.

Who interprets the hernia scan results and how do I get them?

A sonographer, otherwise known as ultrasonographer is a highly trained and specialised healthcare professional who performs and understands medical ultrasound scans and images,  will perform your Private investigation and provide you with a diagnostic report of the findings, that you can take to your doctor for continuity of care.  Our sonographers will also discuss the results with you during and after your examination.

Our sonographers are advanced consultant practitioners with years of ultrasound scanning experience. They are fully qualified, registered with the HCPC, BMUS and SoR. They perform a large number of diagnostic scans every week and they are always up today with the newest technological trends and ultrasound guidelines. You can, therefore, rest assured that your health and the health of your baby and loved ones in good hands.  is in good hands. 

Looking for a hernia ultrasound scan in London?

Our ultrasound clinic specialises in diagnostic private ultrasound scans to provide you with quick diagnosis and the much-needed reassurance about your health, within a convenient location.

The cost of a private ultrasound scan shouldn’t be prohibited when it comes to someone’s wellbeing. This is why our prices are competitive and affordable with no compromise to the level of care. The price you see is the price you pay with no hidden extras. We have hundreds of happy clients including GP’s, consultants, radiologists and midwives to name a few. This is because our clients know that Sonoworld will get the best ultrasound service with no compromise in diagnostic accuracy or the level of service. 

Looking for a private hernia scan in Harley Street?

You are in the right place if you are looking for a private hernia ultrasound scan in London. At Sonoworld we offer an extensive range of private ultrasound scans in a convenient central London location at the beginning of Harley Street.

We offer same day and out of hours private ultrasound scan appointments in days and times to suit your busy schedule.

Our consultant sonographers are very experienced in the field of medical ultrasound so you can rest assured that your health is in good hands. We use the latest ultrasound scan diagnostic equipment to increase diagnostic accuracy. Sonoworld Diagnostics has been providing ultrasound scan services to NHS and private sector since 2012 and therefore is well established in the field of medical ultrasound.

At our ultrasound scan clinic in London, we are able to offer you ultrasound scans in a clean and comfortable environment without the wait associated with the ultrasound scans provided by the NHS.

How much is the hernia private scan?

It is our philosophy that private healthcare and in our case ultrasound imaging should be affordable and available to all of us as our health is the most important thing is in this world. This is why our medical ultrasound scans are competitively priced with no hidden extras.

How to book a hernia ultrasound scan.

You can book a private hearing you ultrasound scan in our Harley Street clinic by using our online booking diary where you can choose the most suitable time and day to suit you or you can call us. We offer evening, lunchtime and weekends appointments.

Do hernias go away on their own?

No, hernias do not heal themselves. This is because the cause of the hernai is an abdominal wall defect that will require a surgical procedure to be repaired.

What can happen if a hernia is not treated?

This will depend on if a hernia contains fat or bowel. If a hernia contains bowel it is possible that the bowel can be strangulated and will require emergency surgical intervention.

Can you see inguinal hernia on ultrasound?

Yes, an inguinal hernia is visible on an ultrasound scan and ultrasound is normally the first diagnostic modality used to diagnose and inguinal hernia.

Can a hernia be missed on ultrasound?

An abdominal hearing you will be visible ultrasound if during the examination the hernia is popping out through the abdominal defect. Our sonographers are very experienced in diagnosing abdominal hernias and can use various techniques to achieve the correct diagnosis.

Is a hernia visible in an ultrasound?

Yes, an ultrasound scan will be able to demonstrate the existence of a hernia. It will also be able to confirm if a hernia is moving freely or if it is strangulated.


 

 

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