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What are the signs of a hernia in belly button?

What are the signs of a hernia in belly button?

See below : Most commonly there will be a visible or palpable lump in the area. This is the hallmark of an umbilical hernia. They may or may not be associated with pain. They usually grow with time. Concerning signs include unrelenting pain and redness or thinning of the skin. Check with your doctor about repair. ...Read more

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Hernia: Definition

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an a ...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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Checklist: Living with a Hernia

Avoid straining
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Consider surgical repair
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Avoid heaving lifting
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See a general surgeon
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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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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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Checklist: Living with a Hernia

Avoid heavy lifting
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Avoid straining
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Avoid constipation
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If painful, see your doctor
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Why am I still having stomachs pain after wall hernia above my belly button?

Why am I still having stomachs pain after wall hernia above my belly button?

Uncertain: If the pain is directly over the hernia, it is likely related to the hernia, and you should see a general surgeon for a consultation. If the hernia was repaired, and that's where the pain is, it should gradually improve over the course of 2-6 weeks depending on the type of repair and your response to operation. Hope this helps! ...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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Checklist: Living with a Hernia

Discuss pros and cons of hernia repair with your doctor
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Be aware of symptoms of incarcerated hernia, pain&can't reduce
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Go to emergency department for incarcerated hernia
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Belly button pain from small hernia, what pain medicene will stop the pain?

Belly button pain from small hernia, what pain medicene will stop the pain?

Umbilical Hernia: If your umbilical hernia is painful enough to consider taking medication for it, then it requires evaluation by a surgeon for repair. Start with your primary care and ask for referral. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

 

Belly Button: Definition

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that ...Read more

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