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belly button hernia after pregnancy

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Pregnancy can cause a protrusion or hernia to form at the umbilicus. It may resolve after the pregnancy, and if it persists after pregnancy then can s ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mushtaler
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Surgery: Some women may develop a separation of the abdominal muscles following pregnancy. For most women, this resolves on its own in the first 6 months postp ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Hernia: Probably is a hernia. The only treatment is surgey. The least invasive approach is probably an open approach with a small ventral hernia repair patch. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
39 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes it is. It may improve after delivery. See a surgeon after delivery.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
20 years experience Pediatrics
Umbilical hernia...: This repair is quite strong once healed. So there is a small chance that the hernia could come back during or after pregnancy, but the risk is small i ... Read More
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
NOT serious: After major laparoscopic surgery like colectomy , some times incisional hernia develops , if it happens will need simple surgery to repair it.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: An umbilical hernia can be surgically repaired or observed. If it is causing discomfort or enlarging, then it can be repaired. If it is stable, small, ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Surgical repair: This depends on your definition of "best". If the hernia is bothersome, limiting your activities, or enlarging, usually the best thing to do is repair ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Hernia is : Defect, or hole, in the fascia, or the covering, of the abdominal wall. At the belly button, or umbilicus, there is a potential weakness where the fe ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Where is the hernia?: What type of hernia are you describing? Umbilical hernia? Hernia somewhere else? If you have an umbilical hernia, why don't you have it repaired surgi ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If could be a: hernia but an in-person medical evaluation will be required to make an accurate diagnosis.
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