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Doctor insights on: Belly Button Hernia After Pregnancy

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Does pregnancy bring out hernia in belly button in adults?

Does pregnancy bring out hernia in belly button in adults?

Yes: Pregnancy can cause a protrusion or hernia to form at the umbilicus. It may resolve after the pregnancy, and if it persists after pregnancy then can see a general surgeon for evaluation. Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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25 f I have a bulge right above my belly button. I believe is a hernia I got from my pregnancy. I think it's causes me pain? What u think it is an need do? Thanks!

25 f I have a bulge right above my belly button. I believe is a hernia I got from my pregnancy. I think it's causes me pain? What u think it is an need do? Thanks!

Surgery: Some women may develop a separation of the abdominal muscles following pregnancy. For most women, this resolves on its own in the first 6 months postpartum. If your bulge does not go away or is associated with pain see your doctor. Hernia's, defects in the muscle or abdominal wall, can be corrected surgically. Read more

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Is a protruding belly button during pregnancy a sign of hernia?

Is a protruding belly button during pregnancy a sign of hernia?

Yes: Yes it is. It may improve after delivery. See a surgeon after delivery. Read more

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I'm having umbilical hernia repair with mesh, will future pregnancy be effected or effect the repair and will my belly button be an innie again?

I'm having umbilical hernia repair with mesh, will future pregnancy be effected or effect the repair and will my belly button be an innie again?

Umbilical hernia...: This repair is quite strong once healed. So there is a small chance that the hernia could come back during or after pregnancy, but the risk is small if you have healed for several weeks before getting pregnant. As far as having an "innie", talk to your doctor about whether they address this cosmetic concern with the procedure. Read more

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How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

Depends: The size and what is protruding through hernia and if the contents get stuck. All these things determine how serious. If it hurts or bothers you or is stuck go see your surgeon. Read more

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Do belly button hernias need to be removed?

Do belly button hernias need to be removed?

Maybe: An umbilical hernia can be surgically repaired or observed. If it is causing discomfort or enlarging, then it can be repaired. If it is stable, small, and causing no symptoms or problems then it can be observed. If it is in a young child, then it can be observed as some may resolve on their own. Read more

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What is best support for my belly button hernia?

What is best support for my belly button hernia?

Surgical repair: This depends on your definition of "best". If the hernia is bothersome, limiting your activities, or enlarging, usually the best thing to do is repair it with an operation. Mesh repair is often used, and has slightly lower failure rates, with theoretically slightly increased risk of problems with the mesh. There are mesh products referred to as "ventral patches", and used by general surgeons. Read more

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Is it possible to get a hernia from a belly button?

Is it possible to get a hernia from a belly button?

Hernia is: Defect, or hole, in the fascia, or the covering, of the abdominal wall. At the belly button, or umbilicus, there is a potential weakness where the fetus connects to placenta in the uterus. When the area does not close completely at birth or potential weak area breaks down for any reason, you can get an umbilical hernia. Read more

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Is a protruding belly button when he sticks his belly out considered a hernia?

Is a protruding belly button when he sticks his belly out considered a hernia?

Yes: A hernia near the belly button causes a lump in the area that comes and goes, worse when standing or pushing out with the abdominal muscles. Usually goes away or at least a lot smaller when lying down. The treatment is surgical repair if it is causing symptoms. If the hernia becomes stuck out and won't go back inside it is an emergency and you should see a doctor right away. Read more

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Should I be blood tinged liquid coming out my belly button after a hernia operation?

Should I be blood tinged liquid coming out my belly button after a hernia operation?

It depends.: Most incisions are water-tight within 36- hours after surgery. It is not uncommon to see slight drainage during this early post-op period, especially if the method of closure included staples. However, beyond 2-3 days, this may be an early sign of a superficial wound infection--this warrants a call to your surgeon and possible face-to-face evaluation. Read more

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Is it advisable to perform surgery on s 2 month old baby who has got a belly button hernia?

Is it advisable to perform surgery on s 2 month old baby who has got a belly button hernia?

Depends: The concern with a hernia is that it is large enough for a loop of intestine to slip in and become strangulated. This could result in a portion of the intestine dying and lead to an extensive hospitalization for the child. If the surgeon feels that the hernia is large enough to cause this problem they will advise surgery. Discuss your options with the surgeon. Read more

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Ball looking thing in belly button, no pain, just went to the doc. Said it wasn't hernia. Any clue

Ball looking thing in belly button, no pain, just went to the doc. Said it wasn't hernia. Any clue

What the doc said it: You have been examined and what did the doctorsay if it is not hernia, it has to be caused by some other condition
did he order a cat scan or ultrasound exam to find out
is it in the skin a keloid or a tumor in abdominal wall etc
if don't get answers get a second opinion. Read more

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I have a very tiny umbilical hernia in my belly button less than 1cm in diameter. Will I need surgery?

I have a very tiny umbilical hernia in my belly button less than 1cm in diameter. Will I need surgery?

Maybe not: If the hernia gets larger or causes much pain, then you should have it fixed. Since it does not seem that there are intestines caught in the hernia, then it is probably ok not to have surgery now. It would be best if a doctor examined the hernia in person. Read more

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Is it possible to have an umbilical hernia without the belly button sticking out or it being visible at all?

Yes possible: Small hernias especially obese abdomen, small hernial defects may not be visible as protrusion. If you are suspecious that you have one go to your doctor for clinical examination Read more

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After having hernia repair my belly button is infected for 7 mths now! How can I get it healed?

Reoperation?: If you had a mesh or permanent sutures placed, they may need to be removed in order to get the wound to heal. Best to see your surgeon for a follow up exam. If that is already being done, and not helping, consider a second opinion from another general surgeon. Hope this helps! Read more

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Why is my belly button and above it so tight when I stand up? Iknow im still healing from my icarcerated abd wall hernia

Why is my belly button and above it so tight when I stand up? Iknow im still healing from my icarcerated abd wall hernia

Healing: Your question was answered by yourself. The healing process of your surgery will cause a tightening of the skin. Massaging with Aloe and creams can help and stretching techniques as approved by your surgeon. Best wishes. Read more

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I have a protrusion right above my belly button and when I push on it I can feel it go back to normal position, is this an umbilical hernia?

I have a protrusion right above my belly button and when I push on it I can feel it go back to normal position, is this an umbilical hernia?

Most likely: You are probably right. It may be a variant of an umbilical hernia, with a weakening of the muscle right above the belly button. In any event, the treatment is a simple operation that can close the weak spot and prevent more serious problems from occurring. Read more

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Can u get a hernia in ur belly button? It doesn't bulge at all, nor hurt really, but kind of goes up & down when I stick my finger in & push. No pain.

Can u get a hernia in ur belly button? It doesn't bulge at all, nor hurt really, but kind of goes up & down when I stick my finger in & push. No pain.

YES, umbilical hernia: Yes! Umbilical hernias are common (there is a natural defect from birth-from the umbilical cord). When you push on the hernia-you are 'reducing it'. When a hernia becomes painful they should be repaired (usually with a gortex patch). Most important: an 'incarcerated hernia' where the hernia remains bulged out with severe pain (due to lack of blood flow to an area or bowel intestine)--emergency! Read more

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Hi. I'm a female. 55 yrs old. I have a small hernia on right dude if belly button could that cause pain going up towards ribs on both sides? Thanks

Incarcerated hernia: A right sided paraumbilical hernia can occassionally incarcerate a portion of a loop of small bowel. Initial inflammatory changes could cause refetted pain to the rib areas that you describe. Read more

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Had incarcerated hernia surgery year ago and now I have hernia size of grapefruit above belly button. Should I seek medical attention immediately? It'

Had incarcerated hernia surgery year ago and now I have hernia size of grapefruit above belly button. Should I seek medical attention immediately? It'

Hernia: Yes, I would think it would be prudent to seek care for a hernia the size of a grapefruit. The time to take care of a hernia is electively not in an emergency as when it is incarcerated. When it is incarcerated and tissue is dying it becomes life threatening. Read more

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