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Dr. David Earle answered:

Alternate treatments for umbilical hernia in adults?

Operation

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It's either an operation or observation. Different techniques for operation depend on your symptoms, physical exam, size if hernia defect and sac, obesity, previous operations at that location, diastasis recti, medical history, your goals, and surgeon experience. See a general surgeon for a consult to find out more. Good luck!
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Dr. Victor Bonuel answered:

What are the long term problems of adult umbilical hernia surgery?

Usually none

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immediate complications after surgery may include infection , bowel obstruction, perforation , strangulation , gangrene etc. Don't worry much .
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Dr. Michio Abe answered:

What are the causes for an umbilical hernia to develop in an adult? After doing sit ups a few months ago, it developed.. Underlying causes for UH?

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In adults, if there is too much pressure on the abdominal wall, fatty tissue or a part of the bowel can poke through a weak part of the abdominal muscle, resulting in an umbilical hernia. Doing sit ups could certainly contribute to its development in someone with anatomical risks such as a weak area in the abdominal wall. Obesity, persistent cough, or heavy lifting can increase the risk.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

umbilical hernia belts?

Bad Option

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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.
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How do you fix an umbilical hernia?

Surgery?

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The only way to "fix" an umbilical hernia, like all hernias, is through surgery. However, the question is whether it needs to be fixed or is just cosmetic. Hernias can cause problems when a part of the bowel gets caught in it and can get "strangled" or have the blood supply compromised, whether this is likely to happen depends on lots of factors. See your doctor to discuss your hernia to decide.
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Dr. David Henry answered:

How much is umbilical hernia repair?

Several thousand

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It depends on how big the hernia is and how the surgeon fixes it (open or laparoscopically). The total cost includes the surgeon's fee, the anesthesiologist, nurses, operating room and equipment, and medications. This is usually several thousand dollars. Insurance should cover the surgery. If you don't have insurance, some surgeons' offices will work with you to reduce the cost.
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Dr. J. Roth answered:

Is sex safe with an umbilical hernia?

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Activities with a hernia should be limited by discomfort. IF you experience pain at the site of a hernia, it would be prudent to discontinue whatever activity you are doing.
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Is outie the same as umbilical hernia?

Almost always

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Everyone is born with an umbilical hernia. It's where your Mom's umbilical cord fed you before birth. Most floks hernia closes by age 3 to 4. Some folks whose defects don't close will have "an outie" and most of those are an umbilical hernia. Small umbiilcal hernias do not usually have to get repaired, but the natural history of hernias is that they will get larger and require eventual repair.
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Dr. David Henry answered:

What should i do about umbilical hernia?

May need surgery

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If the hernia is getting bigger, is causing pain, or contains intestines (a surgeon could determine this), then you should see a general surgeon to have it repaired. If the hernia is not causing you discomfort, then you may not need surgery. It is a good idea to have a general surgeon look at it and discuss open (single larger incision) or laparoscopic (multiple smaller incisions) repair.
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Dr. Michael sawyer answered:

What are the causes of umbilical hernia?

Multiple

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The most common causes for an umbilical hernia include stretching and thinning of the abdominal wall with increased intraabdominal pressure. The classic examples are preganant women and obese people. Lack of exercise and abdominal wall atrophy is another cause. Previous incisions around the umbilicus can result in umbilical hernias as well.
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