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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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Protruding Belly Button (Definition)

Enlarged umbilical opening, usaually due to obesity or increased intra ...Read more


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After gaining some weight a lump bigger than a golfball is always protruding from the navel. Could it be anything other than a hernia ok to ignore?

After gaining some weight a lump bigger than a golfball is always protruding from the navel. Could it be anything other than a hernia ok to ignore?

Rare, but yes...: It could be something else. Your description fits a fair number of differential diagnoses (possible medical conditions). The information needed to confirm or rule out each possibility include: symptoms, changes in function of different organ systems, physical examination, labs and radiologic studies. Some of the possibilities are quite serious, so I think it is not ok to ignore. See your doc. ...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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What causes a protruding belly button?

What causes a protruding belly button?

Usually hernia: This is usually sign of a hernia. Other cause may be liver disease. U will have to c ur doctor to be examined and then referred to a surgeon for a consultation, if its a hernia. ...Read more

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Health - what causes protruding belly button?

Health - what causes protruding belly button?

Probably: An umbilical hernia. If you have symptoms, you should have surgical repair. Show it to a surgeon. He should be able to tell you for sure. ...Read more

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Protruding belly button/ who can give answers please?

Protruding belly button/ who can give answers please?

No problem: It sounds like your baby has an umbilical (belly button) hernia, but your baby's doctor can tell you for sure. 90+% of the time, these resolve on there own by about 4 years old; in fact, using tape, belly bands, or quarters on them seems to decrease the likelihood of it resolving. If it's still there at 4 years old, a surgeon can do a simple procedure to sew it shut. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Protruding belly button?

What is the definition or description of: Protruding belly button?

Umbilical hernia: Enlarged umbilical opening, usaually due to obesity or increased intra abdominal pressure, or volume. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if you have a protruding belly button?

Please explain what it means if you have a protruding belly button?

Hernia: This is an umbilical hernia, or a weakness in the abdominal wall that allows things on the inside to protrude to the outside such as fat and intestine. If you are having trouble with it, it should be surgically repaired. This can be done under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis with minimal risk of complications. ...Read more

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Lump above navel also with protruding stomach.?

Lump above navel also with protruding stomach.?

Hernia: This could be from a weakness in the tissue in the center of your abdominal muscles. This would be called a ventral hernia. Have your doc check it out. ...Read more

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My five month baby has an inch of protruding belly button. Will that cause him any harm?

Umbilical hernia: Not a problem provided the protruding belly button can easily be pushed in when he is lying down. You can feel an "gap", with your finger, in the abdominal wall fascia deep to belly button. This should close in time, by age 2 - 3-years in caucasian children and up to 5-years in african or aa children. You can also tell if the gap is getting smaller with time. Need 2B reparired if it enlarges. ...Read more

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Is there special; way to push a hard protruding belly button harnia back in. Iits been 3 days now no luck?

Is there special; way to push a hard protruding belly button harnia back in. Iits been 3 days now no luck?

General Anesthesia: Whatever is "incarcerated" within the hernia, it is unlikely to find its way back in without surgery since the "captured" tissue gets swollen. If you are having significant pain and/or vomiting+/- bloating, you should seek out emergent attention. ...Read more

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My baby has a protruding belly button. What harm will that cause him?

My baby has a protruding belly button. What harm will that cause him?

Usually none.: It sounds like your baby has an umbilical (belly button) hernia, but your baby's doctor can tell you for sure. 90+% of the time, these resolve on there own by about 4 years old; in fact, using tape, belly bands, or quarters on them seems to decrease the likelihood of it resolving. If it's still there at 4 years old, a surgeon can do a simple procedure to sew it shut. ...Read more

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Is a protruding belly button when he sticks his belly out considered a hernia?

Is a protruding belly button when he sticks his belly out considered a hernia?

Yes: A hernia near the belly button causes a lump in the area that comes and goes, worse when standing or pushing out with the abdominal muscles. Usually goes away or at least a lot smaller when lying down. The treatment is surgical repair if it is causing symptoms. If the hernia becomes stuck out and won't go back inside it is an emergency and you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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My 18 month old woke up with a protruding belly button after a night of fever. Possible reasons why?

My 18 month old woke up with a protruding belly button after a night of fever. Possible reasons why?

Umbilical hernia: This is most likely an umbilical hernia. Usually these will go away by themselves. If it is still present at age 5 it should be surgically repaired. ...Read more

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Have protruding belly button umbilical hernia by having this what problems can I have?

Have protruding belly button umbilical hernia by having this what problems can I have?

Untreated hernia: Possibilities if left untreated are enlarging bulge, pain, discomfort and/or pressure. Rarely, whatever abdominal contents are coming through the hole in the abdominal wall (the hernia), can become stuck, and turn in to gangrene. Many factors weigh in to decision to repair or watch. See a general surgeon for more info. Those interested in hernia can be found at Americas Hernia Society website. ...Read more

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What is a protruding abdomen?

What is a protruding abdomen?

Distension?: A protruding abdomen literally means the belly is sticking out. Of course, this can have many causes such as obesity, pregnancy, increased bowel gas, intra-peritoneal fluid (ascites), etc. Persistent protrusion should warrant a visit to your doctor for evaluation! ...Read more

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How fast can I make my protruding abdomen go away?

How fast can I make my protruding abdomen go away?

Depends: It really depends on the reason why your abdomen is protruding. Some causes of a protruding abdomen can be quite serious and need to be evaluated by a doctor. Sometimes an abdomen protrudes from a hernia, which may need to be repaired surgically. If the protrusion is from constipation, this should resolve once the constipation resolves. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Protruding abdomen?

What is the definition or description of: Protruding abdomen?

Abdomen: It would be defined as a swollen or distended abdomen/belly, and one that is larger than it normally is in size. This can be due to many causes and if persistent and not transient be evaluated by your health care provider ...Read more

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Is there a way to control and reduce the fat deposition of a protruding abdomen?

Is there a way to control and reduce the fat deposition of a protruding abdomen?

Eat less and exercis: I know, that is not the answer you wanted to hear. Eating less and getting regular exercise is the best way to reduce the fat you are talking about. It is hard work, but it is the most durable way to fix your problem. ...Read more

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Lower left side abdomen hurts, protruding slightly?

Lower left side abdomen hurts, protruding slightly?

Hernia vs colitis: Make sure you get check for a possible groin herna. Occasionally diverticulitis or simple colitis can produce some degree of abdominal tenderness and protrusion. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any exercise for protruding lower abdomen?

Can you tell me any exercise for protruding lower abdomen?

Fat or muscle?: Is your lower abdomen protruding because excess abdominal fat or lack of muscle tone? Or perhaps both? Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/fitness/multimedia/core-strength/sls-20076575 & http://www. Mensfitness. Com/training/endurance/5-crunch-free-core-exercises-to-get-ripped-abs for core strengthening exercises. Bodyweight exercises plus good nutrition can help shed abdominal fat. ...Read more

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Is nontender, protruding abdomen normal for a 2 year-old?

Usually is: The protruding belly of most 2 yo reflects loose belly muscles and a relaxed posture. They also accumulate gas when they eat which aggravates the bloating. By the time they reach 4-6 most have lost their baby fat and may seem tight and skinny. ...Read more

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Vp shunt tube protruding from abdomen, please help?

Vp shunt tube protruding from abdomen, please help?

See your doctor: If the shunt is protruding out of the abdomen and you can see it, you need to have it addressed by your neurosurgeon right away. If you are saying that you can see the shunt tubing under the skin traveling from the head down to the abdomen, that is normal. It looks like a ridge that travels beneath the skin. Two very different scenarios. If in doubt have it examined by your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Can anybody suggest me how to reduce the fat depostion on protruding abdomen? Never had it before this job.

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be abdominal fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your. ...Read more

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I have excruciating pain in my lower right abdomen, there is also a tennis ball size lump protruding out ofnthe area, I'm nauseous and doubled over.

I have excruciating pain in my lower right abdomen, there is also a tennis ball size lump protruding out ofnthe area, I'm nauseous and doubled over.

Go to the ER.: There can be many explanations for your symptoms. Two of those, though, are fairly urgent in nature, appendicitis and an incarcerated hernia. With either of those, you should be seen in the emergency room immediately. Call 911 if you have no other way there. Good luck. ...Read more

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My abdomen has 2 protruding lumped on either side of a surgical scar, could this be a hernia in the lower abdomen?

My abdomen has 2 protruding lumped on either side of a surgical scar, could this be a hernia in the lower abdomen?

Yes: What you are describing sounds like possible incisional hernias. This can usually be easily determined by a careful physical exam by a hernia surgeon. If in doubt, a ct of the abdomen may sometimes help. ...Read more

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Could doing too many sit ups and crunches be the reason my abdomen is sticking out slightly?

Could doing too many sit ups and crunches be the reason my abdomen is sticking out slightly?

See a Provider: You need to be seen an evaluated because you could have a hernia. It does not sound like the problem is serious. Sit ups and cruches are supposed to flatten the abdomen! ...Read more

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Does the intestine have to be pretruding through a weak spot in the abdomen wall for it to considered a hernia?

Does the intestine have to be pretruding through a weak spot in the abdomen wall for it to considered a hernia?

No: Any abdominal contents protruding through a hole in the abdominal wall are referred to as a hernia. This is usually fat or intestines, but can include the urinary bladder, liver, spleen and even the kidney on rare occasions. ...Read more

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Is a yellowish discharge after LEEP normal? What about bloating (I don't feel bloated, but my lower abdomen is sticking out much farther than normal).

Is a yellowish discharge after LEEP normal? What about bloating (I don't feel bloated, but my lower abdomen is sticking out much farther than normal).

LEEP discharge. ..: Is typically a blood-tinged watery discharge without odor. It also tends to decrease in volume over the next few days after the procedure. If the discharge gets worse, or there is a new odor, it is not considered normal. Uterine cramping can occur after a LEEP for 1-2 days but a LEEP should not abdominal distension. Good luck and call the doctor who did your LEEP for further instructions. ...Read more

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Been having lower abdomen pain and my stomach is sticking out more than usual. I look pregnant but I'm not. Should I have an ultrasound?

Been having lower abdomen pain and my stomach is sticking out more than usual. I look pregnant but I'm not. Should I have an ultrasound?

Abdominal pain: Lower abdominal pain and bloating can be caused by many things. It can be fie to the onset of your menstrual cycle, constipation or dietary intolerance to lactose or gluten. There are more serious cause of abdominal pain that should be ruled out. I would recommend a follow up with a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more