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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

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Observe vs. surgery: If the hernia is small and causing no symptoms, it can be observed. If the hernia is getting larger, contains intestines, or causes pain or discomfort ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: May not want to do sit-ups or strain abdominal s. Many people have a small defect-umbilical for life with no symptoms or problems. If it gets bigger ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Examination: A physical examination by your doctor is usually sufficient. There may be a swelling or soft bulge located near the umbilicus, and would protrude more ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
ASAP: The smaller it is the easier to repair.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irina Kovatch
13 years experience General Surgery
See below: Incarcerated hernia means it is not reducible (unable to push it back). Strangulation happens when blood supply to herniated organs is cut off. It is ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Repair hernia: Hernias of the abdominal wall can remain stable or progress. They are unable to heal spontaneously, or by itself. These hernias can develop complicat ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Hole in the Wall: An umbilical hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall at the belly button through which the inner layer of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sa ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Ask your doc: You have posted on the HT public forum where volunteer docs primarily in the USA answer questions about health conditions.We have no access to or info ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
24 years experience General Surgery
Most likely: Yes - when a belly button becomes an outie, it is likely the result of an umbilical hernia.
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