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Causes Of Umbilical Hernia In Adults
What are the causes for an umbilical hernia to develop in an adult? After doing sit ups a few months ago, it developed.. Underlying causes for uh?
Umbilical hernia: In adults, if there is too much pressure on the abdominal wall, fatty tissue or a part of the bowel can poke through a weak part of the abdominal muscle, resulting in an umbilical hernia. Doing sit ups could certainly contribute to its development in someone with anatomical risks such as a weak area in the abdominal wall. Obesity, persistent cough, or heavy lifting can increase the risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Multiple: The most common causes for an umbilical hernia include stretching and thinning of the abdominal wall with increased intraabdominal pressure. The classic examples are preganant women and obese people. Lack of exercise and abdominal wall atrophy is another cause. Previous incisions around the umbilicus can result in umbilical hernias as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Operation: It's either an operation or observation. Different techniques for operation depend on your symptoms, physical exam, size if hernia defect and sac, obesity, previous operations at that location, diastasis recti, medical history, your goals, and surgeon experience. See a general surgeon for a consult to find out more. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it likely that someone with an umbilical hernia (that's not visible or causing problems) will cause major problems in the future?
Possible: overtly large umbilical hernias are less likely to get trapped with gut and strangulate, while not visible ones may and lead to vague symptoms of nausea/vomit and poorly localized pain. Suggest MD to discuss, assess and determine treatment plan depending on your symptoms and objective findings. ...Read more
No: See Surgeon to Rx hernia. See Dentist to begin investigating cause of bad breath. Additional investigation by Physician may be required. Bad breath usually from infection (cavities, gum disease, infected tonsils) and/or trapped food debris on tongue or in particular between teeth. Please seek professional help. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Can too many carbonated drinks cause an umbilical hernia recurrence soon after the surgery? Thank you
No: Drinking carbonated beverages is not associated with umbilical hernias. ...Read more
I have a fist sized umbilical hernia
It causes alot of pain - and for the past week I've had issues walking, now I cant eat without experiencing pain
Fix: You should fix it soon. It sounds like it is time before it gets strangulated. Www.Drlugo.Com ...Read more
I wouldn't think so: Loose belly muscles help a developing baby by allowing easy blood flow thru the umbilical cord ; into babies body. After birth, that loosness may allow a transient umbilical hernia that will usually disappear when the belly muscles tighten, starting after baby learns to sit.By 2yo most uh have receded. I find girls more likely to need repair than boys ? Reason.I rarely refer for repair. ...Read more
If my daughter's umbilical hernia becomes temporarily incarcerated and causes some discomfort should I take her in to the ER after it has released?
Related: Cirrhosis of liver doesn't cause an umbilical hernia but accumulation of fluid in the abdomen known as ascites due to cirrhosis can place enough pressure on the area of umbilicus where umbilical cord came through in infancy to open up the tissue canal enough that hernia results. Drainage of the ascites fluid can occur sometimes. Best treatment is treat the ascites as surgical repair indicated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am having umbilical hernia repair mesh this monday. plan to have baby after waiting six months. can mesh cause problem for the baby..
Should be fine: It will almost certainly be fine. I have seen women get pregnant after mesh ventral and umbilical hernia repair with a couple different techniques and mesh and they were fine. Both mother and baby. You will want to get the operative report and discuss with your OB however in the event you need a c-section. A smaller mesh done with the open technique may be bwtter for this . Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can an umbilical hernia cause pain in the scrotum and anus or would that be caused by something else gone wrong?
Doubtful: Umbilical hernia's can cause pain…The pain is typically not in the scrotum or in the anal area. ...Read more
I have pain in my left side, ribs to belly button and sometimes in my back. I do have an umbilical hernia. Could the hernia be the cause of my pain?
Can drinking 9 beers cause permanent damage two weeks after open umbilical hernia repair due to bloating?
Not likely: You're not likely cause any damage from "bloating". Generally it's just not a good idea to drink nine beers in one setting ...Read more
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