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Can a bellybutton hernia heal itself

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
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
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Recurrence?: If you are asking about recurrent hernia after repair, see a surgeon with extensive experience with recurrent hernia, an consider a laparoscopic appro... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
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
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
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 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 22 years experience
Hmmmm: Avoid any exercise that tense up abd muscle such as abdominal crunch, sit up or prolong straining.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
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
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Abdominal/ventral He: Diagnosed by physical examination and scans.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
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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