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Belly Button Hernia After Pregnancy
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes it is. It may improve after delivery. See a surgeon after delivery. Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is my belly button and above it so tight when I stand up? Iknow im still healing from my icarcerated abd wall 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer