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A 23-year-old male asked:

Fat-sac hernia in belly button; not intestine. two days later hurts when moving, tender from doctor prodding? if strangulated, is it a constant pain?

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Dr. John Langell
General Surgery 22 years experience
Depends: Umbilical hernias are very common. Constant pain isn't typical of a reducible hernia, but can iccur when incarcerated, meaning it doesn't easily push back in. An incarcerated hernia can become strangulated if the blood suppy to the herniated tissue is occluded. If just fat still not generally an emergency, but it is if intestine. If intestine typically other symptoms to:fever, nausea, emesis

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