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Umbilical hernia belts?

Umbilical hernia belts?

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 more

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Hernia (Definition)

A condition that occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the chest. It can cause severe ...Read more


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Belly button bulging?

Belly button bulging?

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

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What causes a periumbilical ventral abdominal wall hernia?

What causes a periumbilical ventral abdominal wall hernia?

Opening in muscle : You may have a weakness where your umbilical cord went thru. Or it can be from a surgery that left a weakness there. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia repair?

Inguinal hernia repair?

Several: Commom problem with usual clear diagnosis traditional open surgery with good long term laparoscopic with mesh most with good results. ...Read more

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Why is gas painful after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

Why is gas painful after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

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 more

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Could my umbilical hernia be causing my smelly belly button?

Could my umbilical hernia be causing my smelly belly button?

Hernia: Possibly. If the hernia is creating a pocket or fold of skin, moisture can get trapped in there and get smelly. ...Read more

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Epigastric hernia with pregnancy?

Epigastric hernia with pregnancy?

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

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Umbilical hernia repair burning 2years after?

Umbilical hernia repair burning 2years after?

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 more

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Bloating after open inguinal hernia repair common?

Bloating after open inguinal hernia repair common?

Can be: Constipation after general anesthesia and general surgical procedure is common. It can cause pain, bloating, nausea, and worse. Drink lots of liquids, use fiber and laxatives, slow down on solids in diet until your bowels are moving twice a day. ...Read more

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Belly button piercing care?

Belly button piercing care?

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

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I have painful gas after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

I have painful gas after incarcerated abd wall  hernia?

Please clarify...: Have you been recently diagnosed with an incarcerated hernia (if so, get it fixed ASAP), has your hernia recently been repaired (if so, call your surgeon). Please refer to our other HealthTap answers regarding contributants to gassiness. ...Read more

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What a lap incisional hernia?

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 more

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Incisional hernia. Is the mesh uncomfortable?

Depends: There are many types of mesh so part of the answer depends on what type of mesh is used some mesh is absorbable or partly absorbable so that can leave less foreign body. Mostly i would answer this one no. ...Read more

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Cough had bilateral. laparoscopic inburial hernia repair. Pain at ins inscion belly button. Normal?

Cough had bilateral. laparoscopic  inburial hernia repair.   Pain at ins inscion belly button. Normal?

Yes normal: yes it is normal after bilateral inguinal hernia repair to have pain in the incision, specially after coughing treat your cough, it could turn very painful. ...Read more

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Pain after open inguinal hernia surgery?

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Pain after open inguinal hernia surgery?

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 more

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Does umbilical hernia cause stomach to indent?

Does umbilical hernia cause stomach to indent?

Umbilical hernia: Usually sticks out at belly button area and usually will not cause your abdomen to indent. Show it to your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Does tugging on umbilical cord cause herniated belly buttons?

Does tugging on umbilical cord cause herniated belly buttons?

"Innies" vs "Outies": I am not aware of data showing a relationship. If that were the case, we would probably see many more "outies" or umbilical hernias in children delivered in teaching hospitals :/. ...Read more

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Do belly hernias hurt?

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 more

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Swelled belly button?

Swelled belly button?

Define "swelled": Could be just an "outie" or small hernia, or even infection - needs more deifnition. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What are the causes of pain to last over a year after umbilical (navel) hernia repair?

What are the causes of pain to last over a year after umbilical (navel) hernia repair?

Scarring: Foreign body reaction, entrapped nerve, deep infection, recurrent hernia are all possibilities. Show it to your surgeon so he can help you. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Cirrhosis pt had 2 separate inguinal hernias repaired, now navel hernia can this also be repaired? Ascites present.

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 more

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At what point should you go to the ER for shooting pain in the navel? Possible hernia?

At what point should you go to the ER for shooting pain in the navel? Possible hernia?

Go if the: Pain is very severe, you have bothersome associated nausea, vomiting, you are having fevers, or you are having bothersome diarrhea or unable to poop. When in doubt, if you are that concerned, then be seen. ...Read more

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Is a lump bigger than golf ball protruding from navel always a hernia and is it ok to ignore?Adam

Is a lump bigger than golf ball protruding from navel always a hernia and is it ok to ignore?Adam

Not always: Never say always. It is probably a hernia, and should be examined by your primary care provider. Together, you can determine whether it not it needs any testing or a referral to a surgeon. ...Read more

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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 .

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

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I heard that a hernia near navel can lead to gangrene - how?

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

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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

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 more

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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.

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.

Get it repaired: You have symptomatic umbilical hernia, could incarcerate. , get it repairs, is a low risk procedure., . ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possible surgery: Most umbilical hernias in infants are monitored. Most will close by 4 years of age. A hernia that is larger than 5 cm may need surgical treatment. Your cousin should be evaluated by her doctor. ...Read more

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Daughter has a hernia on her navel. What age do we fix it?

Five: Wait until at least age five. Umbilical hernias in infancy will often resolve spontaneously and not need surgery. ...Read more

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I've got a hernia in my navel and it is protruding. What should I do?

Surgery: Sounds like an umbilical hernia. You should see a surgeon who can advice you on your surgical options. ...Read more

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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 more

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Hernia surgery with damage to the bowels now everything i eat comes out my navel and am concerned?

Fistula: Sounds like you may still have a hole in the intestine that is connected to the skin, also called an enterocutaneous fistula. They usually heal on their own, but sometimes require operation. See your surgeon for a follow up to find out. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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