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what are the signs of a hernia in belly button?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Pain & swelling: Discomfort with swelling or bulge at the umbilical region. May not be able to see a hernia bulge if it is small. See a doctor for an examination.
Answered on Jun 28, 2019
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Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience General Surgery
Bulge and pain: If u develop a soft bulge over or around umbilicus and puffiness of skin around the area and some pain with activity, then perhap you may develop an umbilical hernia.
Answered on Sep 16, 2019
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Dr. Michael Sawyer
35 years experience General Surgery
See below : Most commonly there will be a visible or palpable lump in the area. This is the hallmark of an umbilical hernia. They may or may not be associated with pain. They usually grow with time. Concerning signs include unrelenting pain and redness or thinning of the skin. Check with your doctor about repair.
Answered on Sep 15, 2015
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