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what is umbilical hernias?

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Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Umbilical hernia: An umbilical hernia occurs when part of the intestine protrudes through an umbilical opening between the abdominal muscles. Most common in infants but can occur in adults. They are common and usually harmless.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Are hernias inherited?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: Not that i know of. I'm 51 yrs old and no hernias so far. Dad has had 2, my brother one. Sister good and i'm good too ! check back with me later, in case karma bites me in the inguinal canal later...
A 37-year-old member asked:

What kind of doctor fixes umbilical hernias?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
General Surgeons: All general surgeons have extensive training in hernia repair during their residency. Umbilical hernias are one of the most common operations performed by general surgeons. This may be done with or without mesh depending on the size of the hernia, the size of the patient, the activity level of the patient, and their overall health.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What can be done for umbilical hernias?

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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
Surgery: No other way to fix a hernia.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What to do if i think I have an umbilic hernia and i'm scared to go to the hospital?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
See a doctor: You do not need to go to a hospital for a doctor's physical exam. Have the exam first, then discuss what is found, and what are your options. It would be a minor outpatient surgical procedure, if needed, and there are smaller outpatient facilities that are not at hospitals. Some small hernias could just be observed too, but need an exam first.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about umbilical hernias?

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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 29 years experience
Umbilical hernia: Hernias can cause pain and more commonly when things are intermittently stuck or incarcerated in the defect. This is a sign that you should have this issue evaluated by a medical professional and consider treatment if it is frequent or changes your ability to do normal daily activities.

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