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Hernia Next To Belly Button
No: You probably have a hernia and it can be repaired to make an innie. The hernia can be fixed and a cosmetic procedure can be done at the same time. Be careful who does this so that it looks good. I perform more cosmetic belly button surgeries in a month than most surgeons so in an entire year. http://www.drschulmanplasticsurgery.com/body/umbilicoplasty/. ...Read more
Its Already There: The umbilical cord stump dries out and eventually falls off most often within 3 weeks after birth. The belly button is created when the umbilical cord is removed. Contrary to popular belief, the way in which the umbilical cord was cut at birth has no bearing on whether your baby will have an innie or an outie. An outie is just skin that grew around the umbilical cord during development. ...Read more
Keep it where it is: Generally speaking the tummy tuck does not change the position of the belly button but moves the surrounding skin around the belly button. See the attached diagram. On rare occasions, the umbilicus can be "floated" to reposition but this is not a common technique. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Call your surgeon.: Anytime you have problems or questions in the immediate postoperative period, it is a wise idea to talk with the surgeon who performed your surgery. No questions are silly. It would be difficult for us to diagnose what that may be without being able to see it, however. The surgeon is in the best situation to diagnose it. Good luck. ...Read more
Ache discomfort left groin, hip sometimes around belly button. Doc says not hernia. Could be IBS? Stomach popping time to time. Easy test to find out?
Lump in belly button. Slight abdominal pain around the area. Umbilical hernia? I have doctors appointment in about 24 hours. Safe to wait until then?
Possible and Yes: It is possible that this is an umbilical hernia. If you can easily reduce it, meaning easily push it back in, then you can safely wait until you see your doctor tomorrow. If the pain worsens, or becomes constant, that may represent an estrangulated hernia, which is not reducible, and would require more immediate attention. ...Read more
You can: Yes you can walk and jog unless it is uncomfortable. If you are having symptoms or the hernia is large you will need to have it surgically repaired. You should absolutely not do any heavy lifting greater than 10 lbs. Nor any abdominal exercises before and for 6 weeks after repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: Some people have a small pocket at the base of their bellybutton. This can get infected which can cause the bleeding and pain. Please se your doctor. ...Read more
I had umbilical hernia repair march 8. It is march 28 and i still have that black bruise above belly button. It hurt. Incision is in belly button, why?
Should see surgeon: A bruise should be improving by 20 days after surgery. You should see the surgeon if you haven't seen him or her recently so they can look at it. The black/blue/purple area could be the skin of and around the belly button that had its blood supply affected by the surgery. In rare cases, the surgeon may need a second procedure to revise this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: A hernia near the belly button causes a lump in the area that comes and goes, worse when standing or pushing out with the abdominal muscles. Usually goes away or at least a lot smaller when lying down. The treatment is surgical repair if it is causing symptoms. If the hernia becomes stuck out and won't go back inside it is an emergency and you should see a doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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