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Signs And Symptoms Of Umbilical Hernia In Adults
Operation: 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! ...Read more
This is a hole in the abdominal wall at the belly button, the location of the umbilical cord during fetal development. It usually closes by itself as it fills with scar tissue. Infants with a hernia here usually resolve by age 4-5. Adults may develop a hole here for unknown reasons, and will see a lump under the skin ("outie") where intra-abdominal contents have ...Read more
Are there signs that you need to have an umbilical hernia fixed? I have heard they rarely become incarcerated. No pain leave it alone?
These can include buldging, pain, redness, tendernesss, incarceration, obstruction.
If you think you have one best to meet with a surgeon and disucss options. ...Read more
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?
Umbilical hernia: 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. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a hiatal hernia aswel as an umbilical hernia. I've been diagnosed with an umbilical, but also have symptoms of a hiatal hernia?
You can have both a hiatal hernia and umbilical hernia. An umbilical hernia is a bulge through a defect in the abdominal wall at the belly button.
A hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach goes up into the lower chest. Your symptoms could be due to reflux (gerd). You should see a surgeon, and he or she may perform an upper endoscopy (egd), depending on your symptoms. ...Read more
Umbilical hernia and ovarian cancer are unrelated to each other.For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I have a small umbilical hernia & I have to get my gallbladder taken out. Is it safe to have the symptoms with the hernia? & can they see my ovaries too?
A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall (weakness) in which there is intestines of omentum under the skin
When one repairs this hernia you incise the skin, push the intestines back into the abdominal cavity and either close the fascia or place a piece of mesh to hold them in. ...Read more
Can an umbilical hernia repair rupture a few weeks after surgery? If so, what are the symptoms? It has been 3 weeks and I am afraid to affect it.
Return of hernia lum: Return to surgeon for re-examination or get second opinion ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with an umbilical hernia and I want to know what symptoms I should monitor and if/when I should see a doctor for surgery. Thanks?
Umbilical swelling: That will not resolve, is discolored, is enlarging or hard.is a good time to revisit your physician. ...Read more
I'm 32 yrs old. Had my tubes tied 5 months ago. I have an umbilical hernia. Don't see doc for 3 wks. What makes it worse? And is back pain a symptom.
Umbilical/incisional: Are you saying the umbilical hernia is from the umbilical incision for the tubal ligation? You should definitely see your doctor who did the surgery and follow up on that. You may need surgery to fix the hernia. Ignoring it makes the situation worse. Weight gain makes it worse. If the original surgeon is slow to response, condsider getting a second opinion from another surgeon! ...Read more
Ct showed fatty umbilical hernia. F/u on monday. Is it normal to have some pain after eating? What signs would indicate immediate medical attention?
Severe pain/vomiting: You may have a slight pain after eating as the intestines move if part of the fatty apron of the stomach is a part of the "fatty hernia, " the pain you are having may not be related to the fatty hernia at all and could be your gall bladder or an ulcer. I recommend that you proceed to the ed if the pain is persistent progressive and intensifies especially if there is any associated redness/ heat. ...Read more
My husband is in his 50s, has an umbilical hernia(quite large), has put on several lbs. in the last 2 – 3 months. Now bleeding from naval.? Serious
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
Surgery?: 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. ...Read more
Unlikely: Umbilical hernias come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and can cause a variety of problems. While in theory it is possible to due from an untreated hernia that becomes acutely incarcerated and strangulated, it is very uncommon. Best to see you primary care provider, and consider a consultation with a general surgeon to find out more about your specific case. Hope this helps! ...Read more
May need surgery: 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. ...Read more
Multiple: 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. ...Read more
How big it is ?: Most of the adult umbilical hernia with a defect size of tip of the finger do not bother and can be left alone. However larger hernias over 2cm or more, will potentially will give complications, pain, incarceration, obstruction, gangrene of bowel, peritonitis etc need as soon as possible surgery to prevent complications. ...Read more
Examination: A physical examination by your doctor is usually sufficient. There may be a swelling or soft bulge located near the umbilicus, and would protrude more if you do straining or heavy lifting. ...Read more
Painful or large:
Hi, the goal of repairing an umbilical hernia is to take away the pain and the bulge, and also to prevent incarceration and strangulation of intestines within the hernia.
The hernia should be fixed if it is painful, large, produces a sizeable bulge, or if it contains intestines. The most common reason for fixing it is pain. ...Read more
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