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how to relieve umbelical hernia pain and inflamation while pregnant

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience Family Medicine
Reduce it or surgery: If you lie down with your abdominal muscles relaxed and steadily press on the hernia, it should eventually slide back inside. If it is stuck or too pa ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
May need to see doc: Typically, an umbilical hernia that becomes painful, swollen, or discolored needs to be evaluated right away. Just constipation doesn't necessarily me ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Yes: Moderate incidence of incarceration and bowel infarction
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Not probably!: simple surgery to repair if symptomatic
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See answer: Ice/or heat are sometime beneficial, and what works best for you,.."is best for you." Acetaminophen may help, BUT remember, you are son to have surger ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Should not: You should not weight lift. You may cause injury again. Take up a different exercise like swimming
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Auricular (Ear): acupuncture with ASP needles could possibly quell your pain for up to a week.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
CHANGE POSITIONS: I suggest you try different positions, for now. But, if your hernia is bothering you that much, i suggest you seek the help of a qualified surgeon. I ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Yes you will have: Pain, However the pain can easily be controlled. Pain will be only moderate as they are removing a cyst. Meds to sleep , why? I f you mean anesthesia, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please call your OB: Your OB will want to know about your problems and will want to make sure you are not trying to go into premature labor or anything else , if you were ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Straining won't cause a rectocele. Rectoceles occur as a result of previous childbirth. Straining will make them more symptomatic.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
19 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: Hiatal hernia is an anatomical defect in the diaphragm and surgery is the only means to fix it. To alleviate the symptoms associated with hiatal herni ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Constipation: It appears that you are in need of both a stimulant laxative and a stool softener. An example would be products such as senokot-s. Also, i would re ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Rest, NSAID's: Ttry to rest the area, meaning no strenuous activity. Also an NSAID like ibuprofen may help. If it gets worse, see your surgeon.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Define the problem: Most GI doctors consider endometriosis in women with complaints of chronic discomfort. Crampy, nonpelvic pain can be seen in extensive endometriosis, ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
ANTI INFLAMMATORIES: If the attack is severe and unrelenting, you may need to get some pain relief at an urgent care or priority care center. You can try anti-inflammator ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ibuprofen: Assuming you don't have any medical contraindications to using it, i recommend you take 600 mg of Ibuprofen every 6-8 hours starting 2 days before you ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Wang
Dr. Gary Wang answered
39 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Muscle pulled. : Acute pain, apply icy pad to cool local temperature. After 24-48 hours, you can apply warm pad to improve circulation and facilitate healing and pai ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Strangulated?: Generally speaking, relaxing, laying down and deducting the bulge will ease the discomfort if it is not incarcerated or strangulated. However this may ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
25 years experience Pain Management
Topical: You can apply either heat or ice to the area. The ice will decrease inflamation, the heat will help the intercostal muscle irratation. Also you can ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Not much.: Discuss with your doctor.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
It can heal: You can use heat to try to help the body heal the tear. You need exercise so you will not develop a contracture. Would have your physician send you f ... Read More

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