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Supra umbilical hernia

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Eckford
General Surgery 19 years experience
Need re-evalution: You should be mostly healed by 2.5 weeks. A painful knot can represent either a recurrance of your hernia or more likely a seroma (collection of flui... Read More
Dr. David Henry
General Surgery 12 years experience
Should be looked at: Dear jenni, the most concerning cause for a bulge at the site of a hernia repair is a recurrent hernia. This would create a bulge at the same sit... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Unlikely: Umbilical hernias come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and can cause a variety of problems. While in theory it is possible to due from an untreated ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Depends: size and shape! If small and no mesh needed, is minimal
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Painless : Most are painless. If hurting that's a sign you need to see a surgeon for repair. If hurting bad, go to ER
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
May get incarcerated: If hernia is not repaired may get incarcerated , bigger the hernia higher the dances of bowel or omentum get stuck inside and cause complications.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 29 years experience
Umbilical hernia: Hernias can cause pain and more commonly when things are intermittently stuck or incarcerated in the defect. This is a sign that you should have thi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Incarceration: The hernia, (hole in the abdominal wall), can allow abdominal contents to protrude through. Low probability, but those contents can become stuck, (inc... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
General Surgery 25 years experience
Most likely: Yes - when a belly button becomes an outie, it is likely the result of an umbilical hernia.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 22 years experience
Out patient: Simple outpatient surgery. Minimal pain. Depending how big it is whether a prosthetic mesh will be use. Back to normal few days. Back to work in seek... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Archer
Bariatrics 30 years experience
No: Hernias are associated with bulges not discharge.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 20 years experience
Possibly: During a colonoscopy the patient's abdomen is routinely pressed on to help advance the scope through the colon. This pressure could be uncomfortable. ... Read More

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