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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Chronic constipation: A bowel regimen may help. The goal is two soft bowel movements daily. Water and juices up to 1.5 liters daily, fiber tablets, laxatives (milk of magne ... Read More

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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Bad idea: "belly bands" are a bad idea in general, and especially after surgery. Nobody should use them!
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 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.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Surgery?: Did you just have an umbilical hernia repair? If yes, please advise your surgeon of these symptoms.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Gas: If you have an incarcerated hernia, gas gets trapped in the incarcerated loop and applies pressure on the walls. This may cause pain. Also, an incarce ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Opening in muscle : You may have a weakness where your umbilical cord went thru. Or it can be from a surgery that left a weakness there.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
It can: Large hiatal hernias, known as paraesophageal hernias, can cause chest pain, and the feeling there is a balloon inside that needs to burst. They can a ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Please clarify...: Have you been recently diagnosed with an incarcerated hernia (if so, get it fixed ASAP), has your hernia recently been repaired (if so, call your surg ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Hernia: Not sure what the question is, but the only way to fix a hernia is with an operation. You would like to avoid this if possible, but may need to operat ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Umbilical hernia: Umbilical hernias are holes in the abdominal wall through which abdominal contents can protrude, and cause pain. The pain is typically right at the be ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Not always, but possible. Stretching tissue, or bowel caught can cause issues.
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Could be anything : It depends on details like where the pain is, what are the aggravating and alleviating factors, what i the quality of the pain (crampy) and is it simi ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 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 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cohen
41 years experience Internal Medicine
It can: You can get heartburn due to gastro-esophageal reflux.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
No: A hiatal hernia affects the upper portion of the stomach responsible for keep stomach acid contained. There should be no visible signs of a hiatal her ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Possibilities: With the symptoms you've described, appendicitis is unlikely. More likely are a hiatal hernia or an ulcer. Avoid alcohol, spicy foods, and stay upgr ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
18 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Umbilical hernias : Can be of several sizes.They can either have a piece of fat within it or a piece of small or large bowel.Attimes they can get incarcerated -meaning u ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not normally: A hiatal hernia can caused referred pain to the left shoulder rarely but not normally to the right shoulder. One way it could cause some referred pain ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bodell
49 years experience General Surgery
Not usually: The diastasis recti is a separation of the rectus muscles of the abdomen as they move laterally (away from the midline). This causes a large buldge i ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: This is normal, and will take 2-4 weeks to go away. Worse with coughing and sneezing is also normal. Hope this helps!
A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Hernia in abdomen: If you mean abdoninal wall hernia, also called ventral hernia.Most of the time it is a swelling which becomes prominent on straining or coughing.There ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Abdominal pains and stool changes can be from many different causes. Infection with "stomach flu" viruses is a common cause. Other causes include eati ... Read More
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