A 24-year-old female asked:
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is it likely that someone with an umbilical hernia (that's not visible or causing problems) will cause major problems in the future?

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Dr. Hiroshi Mashimo
32 years experience Gastroenterology
Possible: overtly large umbilical hernias are less likely to get trapped with gut and strangulate, while not visible ones may and lead to vague symptoms of nausea/vomit and poorly localized pain. Suggest MD to discuss, assess and determine treatment plan depending on your symptoms and objective findings.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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