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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 more
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 more
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
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 more
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
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
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?
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 more
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?
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
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
Had incarcerated hernia surgery year ago and now I have hernia size of grapefruit above belly button. Should I seek medical attention immediately? It'
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
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
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
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
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
Left side of my tummy has a bulge like fat. Near the belly button, I am guessing hernia or just fats?
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
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
Pain in my left side next to my belly button and thru my back, had hernia repair with mesh 6 weeks ago. What could this be?
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:
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