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My eight year old son fell hard on his bottom and is now complaining of pain in his belly button area. Possible hernia?

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 more

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Do belly button hernias need to be removed?

Do belly button hernias need to be removed?

Maybe: An umbilical hernia can be surgically repaired or observed. If it is causing discomfort or enlarging, then it can be repaired. If it is stable, small, and causing no symptoms or problems then it can be observed. If it is in a young child, then it can be observed as some may resolve on their own. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a hernia in belly button?

What are the signs of a hernia in belly button?

Bulge and pain: If u develop a soft bulge over or around umbilicus and puffiness of skin around the area and some pain with activity, then perhap you may develop an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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Do small belly button hernias need to be removed?

Do small belly button hernias need to be removed?

No: Small umbilical hernias usually don't cause much trouble, as they enlarge there is more likelihood bowel or omentum will become trapped in the hernia. Usually they can be repaired easily as an outpatient, often with a small piece of mesh placed behind the hole just outside the lining of the abdominal cavityie, the peritoneum. ...Read more

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What does a hernia in the belly button look like?

What does a hernia in the belly button look like?

A buldge: Usually the 'belly button' (umbilical hernia) protrudes out, not in the usual inward appearance. To check if this is present, you should lie on your back, relax your abdomen, and press in on the buldge and see if it goes in or flat. You may actually feel and soft opening. ...Read more

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What is best support for my belly button hernia?

What is best support for my belly button hernia?

Surgical repair: This depends on your definition of "best". If the hernia is bothersome, limiting your activities, or enlarging, usually the best thing to do is repair it with an operation. Mesh repair is often used, and has slightly lower failure rates, with theoretically slightly increased risk of problems with the mesh. There are mesh products referred to as "ventral patches", and used by general surgeons. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a hernia from a belly button?

Is it possible to get a hernia from a belly button?

Hernia is: Defect, or hole, in the fascia, or the covering, of the abdominal wall. At the belly button, or umbilicus, there is a potential weakness where the fetus connects to placenta in the uterus. When the area does not close completely at birth or potential weak area breaks down for any reason, you can get an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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Where can you have a hernia besides your belly button?

Where can you have a hernia besides your belly button?

Hernias: Most common hernias are groin (inguinal) hernias in men. Ventral and epigastric hernias above the umbilical area are less common. Hernias can also occur at old surgical scars from past surgery. ...Read more

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Can I fail a physical if o have a Hernia in my belly button?

Can I fail a physical if o have a Hernia in my belly button?

Maybe: If you do heavy physical activity or have a job that can be impacted by a hernia, then you won't be able to continue until it is fixed. ...Read more

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I have a hernia above my belly button, do I need to see a dr?

I have a hernia above my belly button, do I need to see a dr?

Good idea: It would be a good idea to have a physical examination, and have a doctor examine the area. Some hernias can be observed, and many are better to be repaired. Does the hernia bother you or cause discomfort? Without a physical examination it is hard to tell what you should do. ...Read more

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If I have a hernia in my belly button will that cause me to fail a physical?

Maybe: If you are referring to a physical for work or the military, it will depend on the doctor doing it and the job requirements. These are very common, and can be highly variable in terms of their significance. Small hernias without symptoms can generally be safely watched, without activity restriction. Larger hernias or those causing pain may need repair by a general surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why am I still having stomachs pain after wall hernia above my belly button?

Why am I still having stomachs pain after wall hernia above my belly button?

Uncertain: If the pain is directly over the hernia, it is likely related to the hernia, and you should see a general surgeon for a consultation. If the hernia was repaired, and that's where the pain is, it should gradually improve over the course of 2-6 weeks depending on the type of repair and your response to operation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hi. I have a belly button hernia and would like to know if I have to get it surgically repaired. I've had it for many years. It does feel like it grows?

Surgery needed: The swelling you see is a loop of intestine bulging out of the hernia; if this gets pinched you have an emergency on your hands. Therefore get it seen to ASAP; the trteatment is a minor operation to close the hernia. ...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.?

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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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 there's 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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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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I have a hernia near my belly button. Do I need to have this surgically removed or can I live happily with this for the rest of my days?

What is the size: Less than 2 cm size, that means barely admits the tip of index finger, rarely get incarcerates If size is larger good chance it will, so decision is based on clinical presentation also. If you don't have symptoms and is small may leave but have symptoms get it repaired is a low risk out patient procedure ...Read more

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I have what I think is a hernia around the upper part of my belly button, when it comes out its about the size of a baseball. I'm worried about it?

I have what I think is a hernia around the upper part of my belly button, when it comes out its about the size of a baseball. I'm worried about it?

Umbilical hernia: It sounds like you have an umbilical hernia, meaning a part of your bowels are poking out beyond your stomach muscles through your belly button. As long as it easily goes back into place, it should not cause harm. If it gets larger, affects your bowel movements, or gets stuck, then you will need surgical repair. ...Read more

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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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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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