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Can Gastroschisis Cause Your Kid To Not Have A Belly Button
Maybe: If you are referring to a physical for work or the military, it will depend on the doctor doing it and the job requirements. These are very common, and can be highly variable in terms of their significance. Small hernias without symptoms can generally be safely watched, without activity restriction. Larger hernias or those causing pain may need repair by a general surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Benefits fetus: It helps a fetus to have loose belly muscles.Otherwise the blood passing into the belly button from the placenta would have a hard time at that tight area.After birth, the strap muscles of the belly remain loose until baby begins to sit up, pull up & otherwise tighten them.At that point, most pooched out bb's go back in.If still out after walking a year, i'll have them evaluated for surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: You can contact a cosmetic surgeon and see if you are a suitable candidate for this type of revision. If you have a normal pattern of healing it is likely this can be easily accomplished in the right hands. ...Read more
Is it possible for your bowels to get stuck or caught in your intestines after having a belly button hernia repair?
Adhesions: Post-operative adhesions may result after any type of abdominal surgery. Think of a scar after you get a cut on your skin. The inside of the body will form scars to heal the tissue similarly. Sometimes these scar tissues are "sticky" and may form an adhesion to the intestine, or any other abdominal organ such as the liver, gallbladder, spleen or stomach. Most adhesions do not cause symptoms. ...Read more
Cardio Mix: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you lose stomach fat, if any. To lose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more
If you have an abdominal aneurysm that gives pain, would the doctor be able to feel it in belly when examining it? And can a small aneurysm give pain?
Plastic surgery...: ...but, why?Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible to have an umbilical hernia without the belly button sticking out or it being visible at all?
Women have belly buttons because they need to feed the child in the belly. So why do men have belly buttons if they can't get pregnant?
Bizarre idea: The belly button is a remnant of the site where the umbilical cord crossed into the fetal abdomen and brought nutrition from the placenta. It is required for any fetus, regardless of sex, and exists long before a fetal mouth or other parts form. You need a basic course in biology to understand the real process. ...Read more
Variable: Most hiatal hernias don't cause any problems at all, even when pregnant. Reflux and heartburn are typically worse during pregnancy, even without a hiatal hernia. Large hiatal hernias (paraesophageal) could be worse, but it is highly unlikely to exist in a pregnant patient (usually ages 60 and up). Check with your OB to find out more. ...Read more
I have a inguinal hernia that needs to be repaired. Would it be advisable to have some belly fat removed at the same time?
What kind of doctor should I see to diagnose belly button pain that could be an umbilical hernia?
Hernia: A general surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Less likely: Less likely/ right upper quadrant pain in the abdomen is more consistent although referred pain possible. ...Read more
Will I be able to have kids? When I masterbate, and I go back probably 3" and there seems to be a wall. Like no birth canal. Will it eventually open?
Yes: Be gentle not to injure or puncture precious areas of your vagina. No sharp objects please. ...Read more
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