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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a 3cm umbilingual hernia after my 1st pregnancy. It doesn't bother me for 8y already. I think i might be pregnant again. Is hernia a problem?
Can you tell if it is risky to continue working as a cna performing heavy lifting during pregnancy & possible hernia?
What do you think?: A bit of common sense is the most important. I trust that you are a female? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Do i need to wear any support during pregnancy with umbilical hernia? If yes when to start wear it?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'd a small umbilical hernia in my 1st pregnancy 15 yrs ago, it was repaired by itself, then again in the 2nd pregnancy, is truss useful to me?
Well.: If you the hernia does not cause any symptoms and you are ready to comply with the regimen of a truss go ahead. However, in time your abdominal muscles may get weaker and the hernia may grow in size and than you probably have to repair it anyhow. Have a surgeon see you and let him guide you as what would be the best for you. I would wear the truss only as a temporary measure. ...Read more
Developed umbilical hernia during pregnancy, shrunk on its own but still bludges. Can sex help it to shrink further or will it shrink on its own?
Anatomic separation: When a woman gets pregnant, the Right & Left rectus muscles separate & thin to cover the growing baby. The umbilicus can bulge, a weakness of the tissues between the R & L muscles. It gets smaller after delivery but does not go back to normal. If there is a hernia, a pouch of internal abdominal fat or intestinal contents, a small one may not need surgery. Exercises with ab muscles don't treat it. ...Read more
Developed an umbilical hernia during pregnancy, it has shrunk somewhat on its own but still has a blugde. will it continue to shrink on it's own? W
Umbilical Hernia: unlikely to go away on its own. Seek evaluation from your doctor. This will likely need to be repaired. ...Read more
Hernia: Not sure what the question is, but the only way to fix a hernia is with an operation. You would like to avoid this if possible, but may need to operate for unrelenting, severe pain or problems with the intestines related to the hernia. See a gernal surgeon, your ob, and sages.Org guidelines for laparoscopic surgery during pregnancy for more info. ...Read more
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
Do you recommend having an umbilical hernia repaired if I'm planning another pregnancy? its small but does bother me with dull pain at times.
Watchful waiting: Definatelly would recommend to wait until after the baby is born and your body has return to its baseline. There are many anatomical changes as well as potential risks to the baby. But if there is any sudden severe pain and bulge is not going back in then you need to seek surgical management asap (extremely rare). ...Read more
I've had a lump by my bellyboutton and it moves around its been a week now could I have a hernia? I've been constapated too? Or pregnancy had neg test
Could be a Hernia: Unclear what you mean by "it moves around". Hernias manifest themselves as bulges that often "yo-yo" in-and-out depending on activity. However, a hernia does not "float" or move from one location to another. I have a simple way for you to get to the bottom of this--please see your primary care doctor or gyne for a formal exam and possible surgical referral. Good luck! ...Read more
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