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Can A Small Umbilical Hernia Affect My Joining The Military
This is a hole in the abdominal wall at the belly button, the location of the umbilical cord during fetal development. It usually closes by itself as it fills with scar tissue. Infants with a hernia here usually resolve by age 4-5. Adults may develop a hole here for unknown reasons, and will see a lump under the skin ("outie") where intra-abdominal contents have ...Read more
Yes: Yes if it is not hurting. If it starts to hurt have a doctor examine it. ...Read more
Sir I have a small umbilical hernia 1cm. I want to know that which surjary best for me? And after how much time I can do exersise?
I have a small umbilical hernia & I have to get my gallbladder taken out. Is it safe to have the symptoms with the hernia? & can they see my ovaries too?
It should not.: Umbilical hernia repair is a superficial surgery to the abdominal wall and should not be affected by an internal problem such as circumaortic renal collar. Circumaortic renal collar can be hazardous in retroperitoneal surgery (surgery involving the posterior part of the abdominal cavity), and then usually only if it is not previous known about. Umbilical hernias are located anteriorly. ...Read more
I had a colon resection and hernia repair october 2015, now they say I have a small umbilical hernia how soon should I get it repaired?
Would not repair: Would not get repaired in near future unless symptomatic or cosmetically unaccceptable ...Read more
How do you treat or reverse a small umbilical hernia where no protrusion has occurred? A doctor I went to said no surgeon would work on it yet.
Depends: This depends on whether or not you need or want to have it fixed. Keep in mind, the type of hernia you have described is very low risk to observe, especially if it is not causing symptoms. If it is causing symptoms, it may be better to fix it. See a general surgeon for a consultation to find out more, but make sure you identify your goals of treatment such as prevention or symptom relief. ...Read more
I'm 29. have just had a ct. Indicated I have a small umbilical hernia containing fat. Still having pain after two weeks. Should I talk to a surgeon?
Had a small umbilical hernia repair (no mesh) done a month ago. The lump above my belly button is still kind of squishy, like it was pre-surgery.
Found out today that I have a umbilical hernia was told it was a small tear but yet I was told no surgery for it but why it can get worse right help!
Doubtful.: While it is often best to fix this problem before it causes trouble, it is highly unlikely to kill you. The most concerning danger is the intestine cutting off it's blood supply when poking through the hernia. That's an emergency. So, if it starts getting bigger, or you feel uncomfortable pressure, and most definitely if it becomes painful, you should be examined right away, immediately. ...Read more
I have a small reducible umbilical hernia. Should j wait to have it fixed ad I have 5 small children and no help. I will need to lift my 1 yr old?
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
What is a small fat containing umbilical hernia? That was on my CT scan, is it dangerous? My gyn doesn't seem to know whatbit is so I'm confused..
1 small BM 7 1/2 hours after Mg Citrate - mod. Constipation - past 2 weeks. Eating normally. Umbilical hernia repair with mesh in late July.?
Only 1 small BM 7 1/2 hours after Mg Citrate - mod. Constipation - past 2 weeks. Eating normally. Umbilical hernia repair with mesh in late July.?
I'm 3 months post an umbilical hernia repair with mesh. I've had a small seroma and discharge for over a month. He has cauterized it &discharge is brown?
Old blood: It is very common to have some bleeding under the skin after an operation. That can collect there and is called a hematoma. Old blood turns a brownish color as it resolves. If it smells foul, there could be an infection. It should be healed by now, bit sometimes tales a little longer. Stick with you're surgeon for regular visits until healed, or inquire about another opinion. ...Read more
Can too much beer damage/ruin an umbilical hernia surgery if it was 2 1/2 weeks post op? (Small hernia/no mesh/open repair) 22 y.o 180 lb male
Very much so if-: -U vomited. That give a very high increase in intra- abdominal pressure. That is something that would B a no no. ...Read more
Can bloating from 8 beers ruin/damage an umbilical hernia repair (open, no mesh, small hernia) over one night 2 1/2 weeks post op? I did not throw up.
8 beers: You should not have taken beers, at least for quite a while. If you don't you will only make yourself more sick!! ...Read more
Can varicocele be caused as a result of an umbilical hernia. Have a small, soft painless lump in belly button and pain/swelling of veins in testicles.?
No: One is not related to the other. ...Read more
Incarceration: The hernia, (hole in the abdominal wall), can allow abdominal contents to protrude through. Low probability, but those contents can become stuck, (incarcerated). This usually causes significant pain. The incarcerated contents may then turn in to gangrene (strangulated), requiring emergency operation. If it doesn't hurt, and not enlarging, probably ok to observe. Check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
I have an umbilical hernia and I have always been able to see it and feel it but now I can't see it or feel it unless I cough is that normal?
Yes: That is very normal. The defect ("hole") doesn't disappear but the bulge (tissue coming through) may move in and out, making the hernia seem to change in size. Cough will exacerbate the bulging. The hernia should be fixed if you are healthy enough for surgery to avoid complications from it. ...Read more
My son, 7 weeks, has a umbilical hernia. Does this mean when he was born he wasen't fully developed & how concerned should I be? (Stressing already)
Umbilical hernias: Are defects in the abdominal wall that many babies are born with. They protrude more during crying or vomiting, but should always be soft and flesh colored. You should easily be able to push it back in. Many of these correct by themselves by about 2 years of age. A simple surgical procedure can be performed in those that do not. Only very large hernias increase risk of bowel entrapment. ...Read more
Bad Option: The purpose of a hernia belt is to prevent intestine from getting incarcerated ("stuck") within the hernia. The umbilicus is a very difficult if not impossible area to support in this manner; if anywhere, belts are better for inguinal (groin) hernias. Not all umbilical hernias require surgery; but, if your symptoms are severe enough to consider a belt, you may want to see a hernia surgeon. ...Read more
Surgery?: The only way to "fix" an umbilical hernia, like all hernias, is through surgery. However, the question is whether it needs to be fixed or is just cosmetic. Hernias can cause problems when a part of the bowel gets caught in it and can get "strangled" or have the blood supply compromised, whether this is likely to happen depends on lots of factors. See your doctor to discuss your hernia to decide. ...Read more
Unlikely: Umbilical hernias come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and can cause a variety of problems. While in theory it is possible to due from an untreated hernia that becomes acutely incarcerated and strangulated, it is very uncommon. Best to see you primary care provider, and consider a consultation with a general surgeon to find out more about your specific case. Hope this helps! ...Read more
May need surgery: If the hernia is getting bigger, is causing pain, or contains intestines (a surgeon could determine this), then you should see a general surgeon to have it repaired. If the hernia is not causing you discomfort, then you may not need surgery. It is a good idea to have a general surgeon look at it and discuss open (single larger incision) or laparoscopic (multiple smaller incisions) repair. ...Read more
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