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what happens if an umbilical hernia is left untreated

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Cunningham
34 years experience Phlebology
Doubtful.: While it is often best to fix this problem before it causes trouble, it is highly unlikely to kill you. The most concerning danger is the intestine c ... Read More

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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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LOWER LEFT: SSIDE, PROBABLY NOT ASSOCIATED WITH BOTH HERNIAS.- UMBILICAL HERNIA IF LARGEB CAN E EASILY REPAIRED. HIATUS HERNIA MAY BE ASOCIATED WITH GERD(MEDS HE ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Consultation: You need to be examined to determine if the hernia has twisted or infected. Call your physician immediately for any ongoing abdominal pain.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
General surgeon: If you have an umbilical hernia and you're having pain, it could indicated that the hernia is getting incarcerated and needs to be repaired by an an a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. William Harris
33 years experience Family Medicine
No.: Usually, an umbilical hernia does not hurt. The worst-case scenario would be if a loop of bowel gets caught in the hernia -- that hurts! This left-sid ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
New or old?: Is this lump new or has it been there since surgery? If since sx has it been getting smaller? Or, if new, is the lump growing? Possibilities includ ... Read More
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Consult your Surgeon: He is the best on to evaluate your situation
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Call surgeon!: Any new or increasing pain, redness or swelling after any procedure is not usual. Please call the surgeon who performed the procedure or talk to the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Durga Komaragiri
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be scar pain: If no other infectious symptoms/ could be scar healing/ adhesions/ constipation/ if worsening seek medical attention for obstruction/ try pain meds / ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Stable: may be unchanged with usual dancing If very forceful and abdominal muscle straining, then may increase in size. These are frequently and easily repair ... Read More

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