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A 37-year-old female asked:

Ive had a swollen belly for a few weeks, seems to get worse as day progresses. also just noticed soreness and small lump in belly button.

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Hernia: It sounds like you have two problems. The second one, an umbilical hernia, needs to be repaired urgently if there is pain. I am not sure what the bloating is. This can represent numerous different possibilities and your doctor can help you figure this out.
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Dr. Mohammed Karim
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Possible hernia: You may have an abdominal wall or umbilical hernia. If you feel any pain or unable to reduce swelling by finger pressure or any change in overlying skin color should check with your doctor promptly. These are the signs of incarceration
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Last updated May 6, 2015

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