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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Roth
Dr. J. Roth answered
27 years experience General Surgery
Hernia activity: Activities with a hernia should be limited by discomfort. If you experience pain at the site of a hernia, it would be prudent to discontinue whatever ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
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 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
35 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 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
As tolerated: Activity with an umbilical hernia should be as tolerated by pain and discomfort. If it gets larger, or causes pain, should be ale validated by a gener ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 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 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
How big it is ?: Most of the adult umbilical hernia with a defect size of tip of the finger do not bother and can be left alone. How ever larger hernias over 2cm or ... 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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