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Bad Option: The purpose of a hernia belt is to prevent intestine from getting incarcerated ("stuck") within the hernia. The umbilicus is a very difficult if not impossible area to support in this manner; if anywhere, belts are better for inguinal (groin) hernias. Not all umbilical hernias require surgery; but, if your symptoms are severe enough to consider a belt, you may want to see a hernia surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hernia: In my experience the most commong cause is a hernia of the umbillicus or belly button. This can occur even in young women, often after pregnancy, after surgery made through the umbillicus such as laparoscopy and sometimes for no obvious reason at all. Best to see a doctor and let them examine you and make a recommendation as to what it is and how best to treat. ...Read more
Distension : Usually from distension of the small and/or large intestine. Should resolve within a week or so. If the hernia was repaired, you can always call your surgeon to be sure. If it was reduced only, you should see a general surgeon for a consult regarding repair to avoid this in he future. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Nonspecific : Many people have a variety of mild sensations in and around the area where a her is repair was performed for years. Usually they are not serious. If the symptoms are severe, limit activities, or persistent, you should have an exam by a primary care provider, or ideally your surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Care: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. An alternate way to clean navel piercings: rapidly turn over a cup of warm saline on to the piercing. This should create a small ...Read more
Laparoscopic repair: Laparoscopic incisional hernia is repair of a hernia associated with a surgical incision by means of laparoscopic techniques. This entails use of small incisions, trocars, instruments that are placed through the trocars and repair of the hernia with the use of synthetic mesh or a biologic graft. Suture reapair is also possible but is typically reinforced by the mesh or graft. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cough had bilateral. laparoscopic inburial hernia repair. Pain at ins inscion belly button. Normal?
Post-op pain common: Talk to your surgeon! tell him/her what's going on. You're the best judge of how much pain you can tolerate but let your surgeon know. S/he should have warned you about post-op pain as well as potential complications. Check back in w/your surgeon to be sure your pain isn't due to bleeding, infection or repair gone bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They can: Umbilical hernias are exacerbated by anything that increases pressure inside your abdomen (bearing down for a bowel movement, sneezing, lifting heavy objects, etc.). This will likely cause pain at the site of the hernia. If you haven't already, you should consult a general surgeon for correction, unless you're asking about an umbilical hernia in a baby, in which case they usually go away by age 2. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My wife has a navel hernia for 15 years she is 45 years weigh 165# she is being botherd by it now she need to fix it what type ofoperation open surg?
Depends: In general, small hernias in non obese people are well served by an open approach. Use of mesh should be considered if he smokes, uses steroids, has an epigastric diastasis, performs heavy activities with sports or work, or has had a previous incision at the navel. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you think the knot is in my upper stomach? I have a knot in my upper stomach for over 7yrs. Only result I've had was a navel hernia repaired.
Another hernia: It could be a recurrent hernia, or maybe a suture used to repair your navel hernia. A surgeon would have to examine this knot and possibly get a ct scan to further evaluate it. I see that you are in katy, tx. I practice in katy and would be happy to see you, if you will just contact my office. ...Read more
Cirrhosis pt had 2 separate inguinal hernias repaired, now navel hernia can this also be repaired? Ascites present.
umbilical hernia: In a cirrhosis patient who has ascites, the liver disease is quite advanced. Therefore, any surgery can put the patient at significant risk. For an umbilical (navel) hernia, it should not be repaired in this type of patient unless it is an emergency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7 yr old girl gets severe tummy aches. Pain located just above the navel. She's has surgery to fix a navel hernia there but the pains didn't end?
Will i need to deal with my navel hernia before a panniculectomy? I'm considering a panniculectomy to remove some loose skin and fat from recent weight loss, however, I have a navel hernia. Can the doctor performing the tummy tuck also fix my hernia?
Is a lump bigger than golf ball protruding from navel always a hernia and is it ok to ignore?Adam
I had surgery 13 years ago for a hernia. I got cut above my navel. Could this hernia have come back and making me have a lot of gas discomfort .
Possible not likely: Hernias usually cause symptoms of pain and tenderness with a localized area of fullness. While it is possible for a hernia to recur this does not sound like that is occurring in this instance but, of course, you need to be examined with the possible use of diagnostic imaging. ...Read more
Incarceration: I think what you are referring to is an umbilical (navel) hernia in which a piece of small bowel gets stuck in the defect (incarceration), this can lead to impairment of the blood supply to that part of the bowel (strangulation) and it can die. This can happen with any hernia of the abdominal wall. While this happens and need to be looked out for, it doesn't make routine hernias am emergency. ...Read more
My laprascopic sterilisation was done 6 days ago through by my side not navel due to a hernia wen i was small. Is it a longer recovery period?
Is about the same: Recovery will be fast with lap. Surgery which ever way the port is introduced .Speak to your doctor. ...Read more
Is an edg and berium xray both needed on same person with-in a four day period? Complications from barriatric surgery done jan. 2011, in june of same year a mesh was placed on hernia around navel area, shortly after , a blood clot was removed in same area
EGD : Egd and a barium swallow are two tests that are often used in combination to diagnose problems related to the esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small bowel. During an egd a camera is inserted into the mouth and passed down through all three areas to get a close up view of the lining of the GI tract. The barium swallow involves swallowing x-ray contrast and then taking x-rays to get get a MAP of the organs by outlining them with the contrast. You can determine the shape of the GI tract as the contrast moves through it and whether or not something such as the stomach is connected to something else, such as the abdominal wall. If so, you may be able to see contrast moving along the connection. If you were trying to learn more about a neighborhood (the upper GI tract) a barium swallow would be the equivalent of looking at a street MAP and and an egd would be driving down the street yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had hernia in my navel 5 years ago it has been hurting really bad lately. Is it back.I had a big navel as a child.
Hi,my 1month old cousin has hernia in her navel its getting very large it feels like it going to explode. Is there any procedure that can be done?
I'm beginning to get a small pop out near my navel. I'm guessing its a hernia, sometimes it is uncomfortable but most times not. What should I do?
Hernia: This is most likely a hernia which is a ballooning of a defect in the abdominal wall.. These sometimes can have bowel come in and out of it. There is a danger of bowel strangulating in the pouch and if this happens it is dangerous. Please see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband navel is swollen and sensitive to the touch x2 days. No discharge or pain around the area. Could this be an umbilical hernia?
Yes: A hernia here is basically a hole in the adominal wall through which intra-abdominal fat or intestines can protrude. If the intra-abdominal contents get stuck, they can swell and cause a painful lump under the skin. Try to push it back in the abdomen. If you can't, seek medical attention asap. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer