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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. Mark Pack
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Hi doc male with 220 lbs 6ft height have insicional hernia below belly button from 5yrs, not painful. What exercise should I take to loose weight :-)?

Hi doc male with 220 lbs 6ft height have insicional hernia below belly button from 5yrs, not painful. What exercise should I take to loose weight :-)?

Doesn't matter: Your should limit calorie intake to 1200-1500/ day, stay hydrated, take a multivitamin, and do any exercise for at least 30' for at least 5 days per week. When in your target weight range, increase calories by 300 per say until weight is stable. Weigh yourself monthly, not daily or weekly. See a general surgeon for a consultation about your hernia to find out more about that. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a small lump inside the upper right part of my belly button. It is soft. Occasionally it itches but most of the time it does not. Seems like hernias are all outside of belly button and not in.

I have a small lump inside the upper right part of my belly button. It is soft. Occasionally it itches but most of the time it does not. Seems like hernias are all outside of belly button and not in.

Sounds like a hernia: Umbilical hernias are common. They can be congenital or develop from a weakness in the tissue behind the navel.
All should be surgically repaired for they can grow - and, in worst cases, trap bowel in them which can be very serious.
The operation is to fix them is simple (day surgery) and not dangerous. Please do see a doctor for a proper diagnosis - it does sound like a hernia.
Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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I have something that seems to be pushing out above my belly button. It's particularly bad after a big meal or if I am bloated. I can push on it and feel sort of a scrunching feelingand it pops back. Can it be hernia?

This: This could be an umbilical hernia. If it is enlarging or causing discomfort, you should at least have it evaluated with a physical examination. Watch for signs of hernia incarceration which can be marked increase in pain at the hernia, it would become hard at the hernia, and then an emergency doctor evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Do small belly button hernias need to be removed?

Do small belly button hernias need to be removed?

No: Small umbilical hernias usually don't cause much trouble, as they enlarge there is more likelihood bowel or omentum will become trapped in the hernia. Usually they can be repaired easily as an outpatient, often with a small piece of mesh placed behind the hole just outside the lining of the abdominal cavityie, the peritoneum. ...Read more

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What does a hernia in the belly button look like?

A buldge: Usually the 'belly button' (umbilical hernia) protrudes out, not in the usual inward appearance. To check if this is present, you should lie on your back, relax your abdomen, and press in on the buldge and see if it goes in or flat. You may actually feel and soft opening. ...Read more

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Where can you have a hernia besides your belly button?

Hernias: Most common hernias are groin (inguinal) hernias in men. Ventral and epigastric hernias above the umbilical area are less common. Hernias can also occur at old surgical scars from past surgery. ...Read more

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Can I fail a physical if o have a Hernia in my belly button?

Can I fail a physical if o have a Hernia in my belly button?

Maybe: If you do heavy physical activity or have a job that can be impacted by a hernia, then you won't be able to continue until it is fixed. ...Read more

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I have a hernia above my belly button, do I need to see a dr?

I have a hernia above my belly button, do I need to see a dr?

Good idea: It would be a good idea to have a physical examination, and have a doctor examine the area. Some hernias can be observed, and many are better to be repaired. Does the hernia bother you or cause discomfort? Without a physical examination it is hard to tell what you should do. ...Read more

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I have a protrusion by my belly button. Could this be a hernia and what can be done?

I have a protrusion by my belly button. Could this be a hernia and what can be done?

Most likely: This most likely is an umbilical hernia. The best thing to do is make an appointment with a general surgeon or have your primary care physician refer you to one. Surgery is the only way to fix a hernia. In the meantime, try and avoid any heavy lifting. ...Read more

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If I have a hernia, can I get my belly button pierced?

Use caution: Yes, but with caution. See your doctor about suggestions for location of a piercing near a hernia. ...Read more

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Could my umbilical hernia be causing my smelly belly button?

Hernia: Possibly. If the hernia is creating a pocket or fold of skin, moisture can get trapped in there and get smelly. ...Read more

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Lump on my belly button looks like a hernia lump is soft not painful?

Lump on my belly button looks like a hernia lump is soft not painful?

If could be a: hernia but an in-person medical evaluation will be required to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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If you have hernia in your belly button can it move or spread down to your groin?

If you have hernia in your belly button can it move or spread down to your groin?

Not really: A hernia occurs in a weak part of the abdominal wall. It is common to have simultaneous umbilical and inguinal hernias, though I do not believe they generally share the same hernia sac. More due to having risk factors in common. Are often corrected during the same surgery. Umbilical hernia usually requires general anesthesia, though inguinal can be done with multiple techniques. ...Read more

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Left side of my tummy has a bulge like fat. Near the belly button, I am guessing hernia or just fats?

Left side of my tummy has a bulge like fat. Near the belly button, I am guessing hernia or just fats?

Often hernia: Abdominal bulge on one side uncommon for lipoma. Most often one sees a paraumbilical hernia in. This location If one slowly compresses the area a hernia frequently prolapse into the abdomen. Fat does not bulge and has a universal soft feel when palpating it. ...Read more

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Can a hernia above belly button cause pain under right ribs and through to back. Yelling makes pain worse.

Sounds like you have: An epigastric hernia. Anything that increases your intra abdominal pressure, including yelling, would cause pain. But hernia pain is usually located just around the hernia and would not radiate to other parts of the body. Get to a surgeon, to see if your symptoms are indeed coming from the hernia. ...Read more

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Had a belly button hernia is it cimmon to have a hard mass beneath the belly button nearly a year and a half after surgery?

I would go see: Surgeon who performed the repair to see if its just scar tissue and what can be done about it ...Read more

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What is a small fat containing umbilical hernia, I have been diagnosed with one, you can't see it, my belly button is still poked in!

Usually not serious: Hi james,
since the hernia is small and contains only fat (from within the abdomen), it is unlikely that it will lead to incarceration or strangulation of intestines, which is the worst complication of hernias. The belly button is still in the same spot. The fat in the small hernia sac is right next to the belly button (umbilicus). If the hernia gets larger or causes pain, it should be fixed. ...Read more

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I am having 0.6mm umbelical hernia on my belly button I am getting pain once in a week sir please suggest surgery is required or not?

Vague: A 0.6 mm hernia is the size of a small needle, I think you mean 6mm (1/4 inch) and this should be repaired. The smaller the hernia the greater of bowel incarceration with serious consequences ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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