Testing and Diagnosis
Usually, the doctor can see or feel a bulge in the area where the hernia occurred during a physical exam.
During a physical exam for inguinal hernias in men, the doctor usually feels the area around the testicles and groin while the patient is asked to cough.
Sometimes other tests like different types of imaging might be needed to diagnose the hernia.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery offers smaller incisions, quicker recovery times and less pain for most patients.