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can a bellybutton hernia heal itself

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
How so?: Do you mean that the bulge keeps yo-yo'ing in-and-out? That's the nature of hernias & will continue until the hole is (surgically) closed, or; do you ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Done with what?: Not sure what you mean by having you're belly button "done". If your referring to a piercing, it should be fine. If you're referring to something else ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: A lump by the belly button can be an umbilical hernia. See your doctor for an examination. A small umbilical hernia with no symptoms can be observed. ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Look for a bulge: If there is a bulge at the belly button that is larger when standing and bearing down, it may very well be a hernia. May be worth a visit to the prima ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Should be ok: Watch out for unrelenting, severe pain, or significant enlargement whhich may pose a problem by allowing the intestines to come through the hernia def ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience General Surgery
Hmmmm: Avoid any exercise that tense up abd muscle such as abdominal crunch, sit up or prolong straining.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Possible: Let your doctor examine you , most of umbilical hernias do not need repair ( surgery ) how ever most likely you have incarceration , mental fat tissue ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Abdominal/ventral He: Diagnosed by physical examination and scans.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your PCP to be: Evaluated/investigated, as it might be something very trivial. If not he/she can arrange a referral with a gen surgeon to see you for further treatmen ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve: During the repair of the umbilical hernia nerves were severed and damaged and are growing back for months and can cause those symptoms. However if RUQ ... Read More

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