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What is a small fat containing umbilical hernia, I have been diagnosed with one, you can't see it, my belly button is still poked in!

What is a small fat containing umbilical hernia, I have been diagnosed with one, you can't see it, my belly button is still poked in!

Usually not serious: Hi james,
since the hernia is small and contains only fat (from within the abdomen), it is unlikely that it will lead to incarceration or strangulation of intestines, which is the worst complication of hernias. The belly button is still in the same spot. The fat in the small hernia sac is right next to the belly button (umbilicus). If the hernia gets larger or causes pain, it should be fixed. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


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What is a small fat containing umbilical hernia? That was on my CT scan, is it dangerous? My gyn doesn't seem to know whatbit is so I'm confused..

What is a small fat containing umbilical hernia? That was on my CT scan, is it dangerous? My gyn doesn't seem to know whatbit is so I'm confused..

Omenum: Sometimes the omentum (fat apron in the belly) get stuck in the belly button hernia, (umbilical) if you have pain or discomfort get it repaired just small piece of fat not dangerous, if bowel enters, yes it is dangerous, . ...Read more

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I'm 29. have just had a ct. Indicated I have a small umbilical hernia containing fat. Still having pain after two weeks. Should I talk to a surgeon?

I'm 29. have just had a ct. Indicated I have a small umbilical hernia containing fat. Still having pain after two weeks. Should I talk to a surgeon?

Yes: If you are still having discomfort, you can see a General Surgeon for consultation to determine if the hernia is the cause of your pain and if/when surgery is recommended to fix the hernia. ...Read more

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Do you recommend even with a hernia as small as 0.56cm paraumbilical protruding through fat only should be repaired?

Do you recommend even with a hernia as small as 0.56cm paraumbilical protruding through fat only should be repaired?

Watched vs. Surgery: If asymptomatic, nothing. Can leave it alone. Especially if small and not changing over the years. If painful, large or increasing in size better to have surgery and fix it before it gets large. Usually an outpatient surgery with a small cut below your umbilicus. ...Read more

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I looked up my abd US & it says (small break in the fascial plane suggesting a small hernia at the site with minimal omental fat herniation) serious??

I looked up my abd US & it says (small break in the fascial plane suggesting a small hernia at the site with minimal omental fat herniation) serious??

Talk with your doc..: Refer this Q to your doctor since the marginal findings of US have to always correlate with clinical profile so to make a reasonable, not perfect, judgement since no test bears a 100% of accuracy and specificity. Besides, all life events always display on their pattern of full spectrum; therefore, it is hard to make a perfect diagnosis especially at their early almost non-discernable stage. ...Read more

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I was told I have a fat containing umblical hernia can that be causing my ruq pain?

I was told I have a fat containing umblical hernia can that be causing my ruq pain?

RightChurch, WrongPew: Umbilical hernias certainly can cause pain, but it is usually localized to the area of the hernia. A simple test is to touch the hernia: if this does not reproduce your RUQ pain, I would search for other causes (gallstones are usually the first things we think of in the ruq). Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a fat-containong lhernia with a knuckle of small bowel extending close to the margins of the hernia?

What is a fat-containong lhernia with a knuckle of small bowel extending close to the margins of the hernia?

Hernia: Hernias move and can change position usually, unless the intestine is trapped. The fat and the bowel are a connected structure. Your imaging studies shows that bowel and fat are able to pass into a location where they don't belong, and this is by definition a hernia. Hernias that cause pain, or are trapped, need surgical repair. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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My abdomen report hav come. Small umbilical hernia noted with defect measuring 16mm and mild herniation of omental fat. Wt treatment I hav to go?

My abdomen report hav come. Small umbilical hernia noted with defect measuring 16mm and mild herniation of omental fat. Wt treatment I hav to go?

Repair it if...: If clinical evaluation confirms manual reduction of the hernia relieves its related symptoms like pain, go to be surgically repaired since there would be no other option likely for permanent relief. More on HOw to Handle Sickness? Go to http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. More? Contact me and I can help. ...Read more

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Fat containing umblical hernia from a previous surgery recntly start getting pain above my navel area but my pcp ant takin it serious hurts thoe hlp?

Fat containing umblical hernia from a previous surgery recntly start getting pain above my navel area but my pcp ant takin it serious hurts thoe hlp?

Painful hernia: A painful hernia should be evaluated. I assume that a ct scan demonstrated that it only contains fat? Nevertheless, a painful hernia should be evaluated and considered for repair. Pain at the site of a hernia is an indication for repair. When standing or exerting, it is possible for other organs/intestines to protrude other than simply omental fat. Ask your doctor for a referral to a surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do about this fat containing umblical hernia? I'm not sure if that's were my stomach is coming from n nausea n dizziness. Is sharp pains.

Get seen: An umbilical hernia at your age will likey need to be repairedespecially if associated with pain. If your pain is severe now, get seen now! ...Read more

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I am overweight and I was recently told I have a infraumbilical fat containing a ventral hernia. This was noted on a recent ct scan. What is it and sh?

This is a hernia: This hernia contains fat, if it was only found on CT scan and you didn't know it was there do not worry about having it fixed, but observe it. Hernias may enlarge over time. Focus on diet but eating healthy, avoiding sugary and starchy foods. As your weight goes down you may be able to have the Hernia repaired one day. ...Read more

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Is a CT scan finding of 'fat containing inguinal hernias, left greater than right' significant? My gp didn't mention it.

Fat: Findings of fat on a ct scan may be a normal finding of a fatty "cord lipoma" that needs no treatment and is observed. Ct is not good for hernias unless they are larger. Need to have a corroborating physical examination to see if the ct scan findings are causing an internal lump or swelling at the site where hernias occur. ...Read more

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Can a fat containing bochdalek hernia cause pain in an adult? Can the hernia be larger than suspected on ct scan? Can ct miss organ entrapment?

Bochdalek hernias: Presenting in adulthood are relatively rare, and of those, it is relatively rare to have symptoms. But, symptoms such as pain can occur, and would depend on size and other factors. CT provides fairly exact measurements, although it is possible that physiologic factors could cause temporary size changes. CT will not miss organ entrapment. ...Read more

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I have a History (esophageal hiatal hernia 3 times). I now have a 11 mm diameter fat containing umbilical hernia (fr. A Cat-scan). Do I need surgery?

I have a History (esophageal hiatal hernia 3 times). I now have a 11 mm diameter fat containing umbilical hernia (fr. A Cat-scan). Do I need surgery?

Surgery: Surgery will be considered once the surgeon you will see. If your surgeon thinks you need surgery I would follow his advice.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Had a CT with results "small hernias with fat only nonconcerning". Is this the cause of my pain in lower abdomen/pelvis? Does hernia pain=strangulate

Yes it could be: Henias regardless of size can cause the pain you describe. Strangulation, however, needs further physical examination to verify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi, my CT Scan which was done to look for any masses on my ovaries & adrenal glands found a moderate sized, fat containing umbilical hernia. What does?

See a surgeon: You need to see a surgeon to see if this needs to be left alone or operated on.
Generally, these are not left alone and are operated on in an elective manner. ...Read more

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Small fat containg umbilcal hernia. Can it be the reason for my stomach pain its real moderate with nausea two days hurts. Went to ER no help?

Small fat containg umbilcal hernia. Can it be the reason for my stomach pain its real moderate with nausea two days hurts. Went to ER no help?

Umb hermia: It can be cause of your pain or not. Umbilical hernias can hurt cause either fat or bowel can get stuck and cause swelling of the tissue due to blood supply being affected. With that said the pain you are having may have nothing to do with your umbilical hernia. You need a better evaluation by your doctor or emegency room. Like an x-ray or ct-scan. ...Read more

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Do small hiatus hernias usually grow bigger or stay small?

Probably increase: In size slowly over many years. If it is the usual sliding type, little needs to be done to correct it, unless you have symptoms. If it is the less common paraesophageal type, you might need operative correction. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left side and what feels like a small knot on my side im thinking maybe a hernia?

I have pain in my left side and what feels like a small knot on my side im thinking maybe a hernia?

Could be: The groins and belly button are the typical locations for primary hernias, so if the problem is not there, it is less likely, but not impossible to be a hernia. See you doctor for a physical to be sure. ...Read more

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Will mowing lawn, snow blowing or pushing a wheelchair by a 225 5'7" woman make a small hiatel hernia worse?

Will mowing lawn, snow blowing or pushing a wheelchair by a 225 5'7" woman make a small hiatel hernia worse?

No: Not likely. Many people have small hiatal hernias & can be observed & do not affect activities or exercise abilities. ...Read more

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My 27 year old son has a hernia, a really bad one... He has no insurance, is this life threating. He lives in a small town in KY and its hard to get?

My 27 year old son has a hernia, a really bad one... He has no insurance, is this life threating. He lives in a small town in KY and its hard to get?

Hernia: Groin hernias care common in men. Has he had the hernia examined? What is it that makes you say the hernia is bad? Painful? Large? It is rare to have an emergency from a hernia such as strangulated hernia, but rare things can happen especially if hernia is large. Find a clinic or doctor where he can have an examination. If bad pain go to an er where he can be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hello. I had an upper scope done and the finding was that I have an irregular z-line at the gastroesopageal junction and a small hernia. I was presc?

Hello. I had an upper scope done and the finding was that I have an irregular z-line at the gastroesopageal junction and a small hernia. I was presc?

Question incomplete!: There is a 140 character limit to use when asking questions, including spaces and punctuation. List your meds and other problems in the history portion of your profile. Ask again and shorten, so you have room for your question. Try "Post-scope dx: irregular Z line at GEJx & small hernia; given (med)" then add question. ...Read more

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Can hernia containing omentum be cancerous?

Can hernia containing omentum be cancerous?

Depends but rare: Omentum inside the hernia sac is a low risk incarceration. In comparison if a loop of bowel were stuck/incarcerated in the hernia sac this can turn into ischemia bowel with perforation, very serious health risk. There have been cases where a tumor/cancer in the omentum is the lead point to hernia incarceration, a coincidence. Best to get checked by your doc, get the hernia repaired. Be well. ...Read more

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My endoscopy shows small hitus hernia and mild gastrits what is finding?

My endoscopy shows small hitus hernia and mild gastrits what is finding?

Hiatal hernia: A small hiatal hernia is nothing to be concerned about. Mild gastritis is also not serious, but you may need some medication for it. Ask the doctor that did the endoscopy what is necessary. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How to what contents are in the hernia? What does fat fill like and what does intestines fill like?

Ask your doc is easy: It would be much easier to refer a Q of this nature to your doctor. Nonetheless, I will always love to answer. The contents inside a hernia sac may widely vary reflecting its dimension, location, and relationship with its nearby tissues & organs. With these in mind, one can easily imagine or guess what may get into its sac. Remember: Always seek help if hernia-related pain/swelling persists/worsen ...Read more