A 23-year-old female asked:
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i had my daughter six yrs ago via c-section. i have a mass above my belly button that protrudes and is painful especially before my cycle. need advice?

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Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See dr.: Sounds like it may be an umbilical or ventral, or incisional hernia? tough to say though without an exam. Get eval and then treated. Good luck.
Answered on Jun 23, 2014
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Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Possible hernia: A painful mass above the belly button could possibly be ventral hernia. Ventral hernias occur when structures in the abdominal wall weaken and can no longer prevent protrusion of the abdominal contents through the defect. A surgeon or a primary care physician ( such as a GP or OB/gyn) can evaluate for this.
Answered on Jun 23, 2014
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