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Hernias: When to Watch; When to Refer

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Hernias: When to Watch; When to Refer

Hernias: When to Watch; When to Refer

Guest: David R. Farley, M.D. 

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD

What should you be looking for in your physical exam? How do you differentiate a femoral hernia from a swollen lymph node? Dr. David Farley breaks down common hernias, the importance of the history and the exam, when imaging studies like a CT scan may be needed, the impact of smoking, weight gain, and life style on incision healing, and when someone should be referred for surgery. 

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