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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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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?

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

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

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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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?

Umbilical henia: A hernia at the umblical area is a fairly minor outpatient surgery procedure for repair. If the hernia is enlarging or causing discomfort, see a general surgeon for repiar options. Usually a small open surgery, or laparoscopic surgery if the hernia is large or has other concerning factors. ...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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