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Is mesh useful to help an umbilical hernia after pregnancy?

Is mesh useful to help an umbilical hernia after pregnancy?

Yes: There are now a few products on the market specifically designed for small hernias at the umbilicus. Current data suggest lower recurrence rates with mesh, without mesh related complications at up to two years follow-up. Every case however is unique, so you will have to discuss it with your surgeon. ...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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25f i believe I have a umbellical hernia from my pregnancy! i think it has benn causes me pains?

Umbilical hernia: Hernias can cause pain and more commonly when things are intermittently stuck or incarcerated in the defect. This is a sign that you should have this issue evaluated by a medical professional and consider treatment if it is frequent or changes your ability to do normal daily activities. ...Read more

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What should I expect with a hiatal hernia during my pregnancy?

What should I expect with a hiatal hernia during my pregnancy?

Hiatal hernia: You may not experience any symptoms from your hiatal hernia during your pregnancy. On the other hand, you may develop heartburn and reflux which is quite common in pregnancy. If you develop these symptoms, you can take Prilosec otc daily, or get a prescription for another proton pump inhibitor which is generally felt to be safe for pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is it like to have to deal with diaphragmatic hernia during pregnancy?

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

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After pregnancy, how can you tell if it's a slight umbilical hernia or outie?

Usually easy: If you cough or sneeze, and you are able to feel a bulge come out when you do this, then you may have an umbilical hernia. While most are not emergencies, should a part of the small bowel get trapped, then it could turn into a worrisome issue. See your doctor who delivered your child or your primary doctor and have her/him evaluate your umbilical area. They will be able to reassure you. ...Read more

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What types of hernias can be detected in a fetus at the 3month pregnancy scan?Thank you in advance.

What types of hernias can be detected in a fetus at the 3month pregnancy scan?Thank you in advance.

Bochdalek : By end of 12 wk of intra uterine life , development of diaphragm is almost complete, posterior lateral portion usually on left fail to fuse, resulting boachdalek hernia, same way anterior tendon , resulting margagni hernia, similarly ant abdominal wall defects , can be detected by sonography. ...Read more

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Do i need to wear any support during pregnancy with umbilical hernia? If yes when to start wear it?

Do i need to wear any support during pregnancy with umbilical hernia?  If yes when to start wear it?

No need: There is no need for support. Just make sure that you can push it in every night before going to bed. Try to coordinate repair with delivery. ...Read more

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I have a small umbilical hernia this happend during my last pregnancy 5ys ago. Is it ok/safe to get pregnant again?

I have a small umbilical hernia this happend during my last pregnancy 5ys ago. Is it ok/safe to get pregnant again?

Yes: If you didn't have any problems during your last pregnancy with your umbilical hernia, you probably won't have them with a subsequent hernia. Pregnancy tends to enlarge them and the larger an umbilical hernia is, the less likely it is to cause a serious health problem like entrapment of the intestines. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more