Inguinal Hernia and Hydrocele: Tests and Diagnosis


What tests are used to diagnose a hernia or hydrocele?

Occasionally, a scrotal ultrasound is obtained to confirm the diagnosis.

How do doctors at Children’s Hospital Colorado make a diagnosis?

A medical history will be taken and a physical examination will be performed to diagnose these conditions. Usually, this is all that is needed to make the diagnosis, as both a hernia and hydrocele have a very typical appearance.