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how to relieve unbelical hernia pain and inflamation while pregnant

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
45 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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Dr. Michael Gofeld
32 years experience Pain Management
Surgery: Surgical repair is usually curative. Meanwhile avoid food and beverages that causing bowel distention and constipation. Abdominal belt may help as wel ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
14 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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Yes: Moderate incidence of incarceration and bowel infarction
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Bad Option: The purpose of a hernia belt is to prevent intestine from getting incarcerated ("stuck") within the hernia. The umbilicus is a very difficult if not i ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
36 years experience General Surgery
Multiple: The most common causes for an umbilical hernia include stretching and thinning of the abdominal wall with increased intraabdominal pressure. The class ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Umbilical hernia: Umbilical hernias are often not treated as they do not typically cause symptoms or trouble.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Very common: Umbilical hernias will frequently become more prominent with pregnancy. If you have a bulge at the belly button that protrudes with exertion, you almo ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Depends on size: and location of hernia. A hernia of the abdominal wall is defect in the fascia which envelops the abdomen and prevents viscera from protruding out. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
General Surgeons: All general surgeons have extensive training in hernia repair during their residency. Umbilical hernias are one of the most common operations perform ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Umbilical hernia: Usually sticks out at belly button area and usually will not cause your abdomen to indent. Show it to your doctor to be sure.

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