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Andover, MA
A 36-year-old female asked:

Sm reducible umbilical hernia above belly button. no pain. 4 kids. a 1 yr old i need to lift. no help. surgery or wait. can lift after lapriscop?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Most of umbilical: hernias do not need surgery as they are very small barely admits tip of pinky . Yes surgery is needed for larger symptomatic hernias to prevent incarceration, and after surgery you can do every thing including lifting kids, speak to your doctor if you need it or not.
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