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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. Julie Abbott
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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


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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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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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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

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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?

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

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Epigastric hernia with pregnancy?

Epigastric hernia with pregnancy?

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

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Umbilical hernia and pregnancy--can I put duct tape over it?

Umbilical hernia and pregnancy--can I put duct tape over it?

As you wish : While duct tape is useful for thousands of applications, fixing a hernia is not one of them. It may provide symptom relief, but will do nothing to alleviate the risk of getting worse. Ask your OB doctor for a physical exam and recommendations. ...Read more

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What are the complications surrounding pregnancy after having hernia surgery?

What are the complications surrounding pregnancy after having hernia surgery?

Recurrent herniation: Recurrent herniation is possible. Many people get through pregnancy without any complication following hernia surgery. It is important for you to keep in touch with your surgeon if you have problems during your pregnancy. ...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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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. Thanks

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. 
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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

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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

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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Does pregnancy bring out hernia in belly button in adults?

Does pregnancy bring out hernia in belly button in adults?

Yes: Pregnancy can cause a protrusion or hernia to form at the umbilicus. It may resolve after the pregnancy, and if it persists after pregnancy then can see a general surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more