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Itchy Belly Button Hernia
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
It could: It could. However most times hernias are painless. I would have it looked at. ...Read more
Most likely: This most likely is an umbilical hernia. The best thing to do is make an appointment with a general surgeon or have your primary care physician refer you to one. Surgery is the only way to fix a hernia. In the meantime, try and avoid any heavy lifting. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Had an op 1week ago on a hernia. How long does it take for the swelling to go down.. It was in my belly button?
It shoukd be better: By now. See the surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
My little boy seems to have a hernia in his belly button but it looks to be very red and bloodlike. What should I do ?
My eight year old son fell hard on his bottom and is now complaining of pain in his belly button area. Possible hernia?
Very Unlikely: If your son had an umbilical (belly button) hernia, there would be a bump at the belly button that was soft and squishy. These do not commonly cause pain. He may be feeling the jarring sensation from falling so hard. Keep an eye on him and if the pain worsens over the next couple days, consider seeing his pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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