Signs of a hernia in the belly button area - Doctor answers

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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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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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Is a protruding belly button during pregnancy a sign of hernia?

Is a protruding belly button during pregnancy a sign of hernia?

Yes: Yes it is. It may improve after delivery. See a surgeon after delivery. ...Read more

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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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Can a paraesaphageal hiatel hernia cause sharp pains in upper and lower left stomach belly button area. Hurtsmost wen sitting up and laying flat.

Can a paraesaphageal hiatel hernia cause sharp pains in upper and lower left stomach belly button area. Hurtsmost wen sitting up and laying flat.

This is important: Fact that is not commonly known. Most hiatal hernias are the sliding type, which is usually not life-threatening. Paraesophageal histal hernia, a much less common type, in contrast can become incarcerated or strangulated, a surgical emergency. So if you are having pain, go now to see a surgeon who can determine if you need to have surgical repair of your hernia. ...Read more

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I had a umbilical hernia repaired 6 years ago and started exercising now my belly button area hurts a little does it mean I could get hernia back agan?

I had a umbilical hernia repaired 6 years ago and started exercising now my belly button area hurts a little does it mean I could get hernia back agan?

Possibly: If the pain worsens when you exercise, and especially if you see or feel a bulge in that area, then the hernia may have recurred (come back). If so, a surgeon or other physician should see you to see if there is a hernia. The pain could also be related to scar tissue in that area. ...Read more

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Had surgery bout 5 yrs ago for vortex hernia, around belly button, since then, I don't have normal stools and pain in my left side and surg. Area.

Had surgery bout 5 yrs ago for vortex hernia, around belly button, since then, I don't have normal stools and pain in my left side and surg. Area.

Adhesions?: Worth going back to the surgeon, getting an examination. Once possibility is that after surgery, people can have scarring which causes the intestines to get stuck together, causing mild to serious obstructions. These are called "adhesions" and can produce symptoms like yours. It could be unrelated as well or you could have a recurrence of the hernia. ...Read more

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Injured my ab area during a workout 6 months ago. Pulling feeling around belly button. Mri showed tiny umbilical hernia. Is this why I am in pain?

Injured my ab area during a workout 6 months ago. Pulling feeling around belly button. Mri showed tiny umbilical hernia. Is this why I am in pain?

Possibly: Generally speaking an umbilical hernia is usually painless but if you have pain and have a documented hernia it could be the cause and you should see a specialist. You may also have pulled or strained a muscle and that can cause the pain as well. ...Read more

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I had umbilical hernia surgery 4 weeks ago. I now have a hard lump in the area of the belly button/just above. Second repair with mesh. Is this normal?

I had umbilical hernia surgery 4 weeks ago. I now have a hard lump in the area of the belly button/just above. Second repair with mesh. Is this normal?

It is probably: Healing or edge of mesh at this stage, recurrence or infection is unlikely. Show it to your surgeon, just to be sure. ...Read more

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If my abdomen and lower parts go numb after a hernia surgery, is that normal? I went in for a double hernia that was caused by lifting to much weight. The belly button and left lower areas were effected. The doctor said the cut would be small and it would

If my abdomen and lower parts go numb after a hernia surgery, is that normal? I went in for a double hernia that was caused by lifting to much weight. The belly button and left lower areas were effected. The doctor said the cut would be small and it would

Some numbness common: It depends on what type of hernia repair you had done. It's not uncommon to have numbness around the incisions after surgery. If you had a laparoscopic hernia repair, that should be minimal. Open hernia repairs are associated with some incidence of numbness on the inside of the thigh and scrotum. Sometimes it gets better over time. ...Read more

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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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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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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 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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