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Could my umbilical hernia be causing my smelly belly button?

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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Dr. David Earle
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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 adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...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
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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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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 dont get answers get a second opinion. ...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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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?

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

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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