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How To Ease Pain From Umbilical Hernia
Umbilical hernia is also known as Herniated belly button. 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
I have umbilical hernia, strained it working in garden yesterday, it hurts, sore, what can I do to ease the pain & soreness?
Hernia Pain: A hernia occurs when the tough connective tissue that completely covers our bodies (under the fatty layer) developes a weakness or true hole and the stuff inside bulges out. If you are having pain, it means that the area of the hernia had some injury. If there is a bulging and it does not reduce easily, then you need to see your doctor. Otherwise, Motrin or advil should help reduce the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is now six weeks after my umbilical hernia surgeryi have no pain im back at work is it ok to start exercise?
Post Op Living: Yes. Most likely. But, all of us here would always defer to the surgeon who cared for you. There would have been some post-operative instructions that you would have been given. I am surprised that you did not ask this of the surgeon during your post op visit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there signs that you need to have an umbilical hernia fixed? I have heard they rarely become incarcerated. No pain leave it alone?
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
Get it fixed!: As long as you are more than 5 years old, ventral umbilical hernias should be repaired surgically with mesh. Complications of incarceration, strangulation, and bowel obstruction are possible over time as these defects in the abdominal wall enlarge. See a general surgeon for examination promptly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your surgeon: Unfortunately, pain is expected after hernia repair, whether performed laparoscopically or "open". Most people are pain-free within a few weeks after hernia surgery. If your repair was done a while ago and you are still in pain, you need to see your surgeon to help get to the bottom of this. I hope it gets better soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes.: Pain from an umbilical hernia is dependent on the size of the hole and what, if anything, is "stuck" within the hole. It is not uncommon for fat to get stuck in these hernias. This can irritate nerves in that area, leading to a queasy feeling, especially when the lump is touched. Rarely, intestine can get stuck in this hernia, leading to a bowel obstruction, intense pain, and emergency surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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