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Bloating stomach, pain 2 inches above naval and it feels itchy inside. Could it be hernia or ibs?

Bloating stomach, pain 2 inches above naval and it feels itchy inside. Could it be hernia or ibs?

Unclear: Doesn't sound like a hernia, or any specific diagnosis for that matter. If it persists or gets worse, you should probably see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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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Can you walk and jog with a belly button hernia.

Can you walk and jog with a 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 more

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Can you walk and jog with a belly button hernia.?

Can you walk and jog with a belly button hernia.?

Only if no pain: A lot depends on how big your hernia is, but if it is not causing any pain, nausea, vomiting, or distention, it is probably ok. Also, if there is any discoloration of skin over the hernia, it is time for surgical repair. ...Read more

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If I have a hernia, can I get my belly button pierced?

If I have a hernia, can I get my belly button pierced?

Use caution: Yes, but with caution. See your doctor about suggestions for location of a piercing near a hernia. ...Read more

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Does a belly button hernia cause the same pain as an inflamed urachus?

Does a belly button hernia cause the same pain as an inflamed urachus?

It could: It could. However most times hernias are painless. I would have it looked at. ...Read more

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Belly button pain from small hernia, what pain medicene will stop the pain?

Belly button pain from small hernia, what pain medicene will stop the pain?

Umbilical Hernia: If your umbilical hernia is painful enough to consider taking medication for it, then it requires evaluation by a surgeon for repair. Start with your primary care and ask for referral. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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If theres a bit of redness and dent above belly button, do I have a hernia?

Needs an exam: Generally a hernia is a mildly tender lump or bulge. It is usually not an indentation. Redness could indicate a skin infection. Needs a physical exam with a doctor to tell what you may have. ...Read more

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If you have hernia in your belly button can it move or spread down to your groin?

If you have hernia in your belly button can it move or spread down to your groin?

Not really: A hernia occurs in a weak part of the abdominal wall. It is common to have simultaneous umbilical and inguinal hernias, though I do not believe they generally share the same hernia sac. More due to having risk factors in common. Are often corrected during the same surgery. Umbilical hernia usually requires general anesthesia, though inguinal can be done with multiple techniques. ...Read more

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I have a protrusion by my belly button. Could this be a hernia and what can be done?

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 more

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Can a hernia above belly button cause pain under right ribs and through to back. Yelling makes pain worse.

Sounds like you have: an epigastric hernia. Anything that increases your intra abdominal pressure, including yelling, would cause pain. But hernia pain is usually located just around the hernia and would not radiate to other parts of the body. Get to a surgeon, to see if your symptoms are indeed coming from the hernia. ...Read more

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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more