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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?

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?

Yes: 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

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Umbilical Hernia (Definition)

Umbilical hernia is also known as Herniated belly button. 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


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Have umbilical surgery i think I have umbilical hernia again what are the symptoms?

The "outie": Simply put, an outie belly button is one of the signs that there might be an umbilical hernia. Generally painless so ne real symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes Yes: After laparoscopic procedure the surgeon repairs the hernia , as the scope is introduced through umbilicus , also surgeon visualize the viscera for any abnormality, including ovaries only time it is not possible , due to the presence of extensive adhesion.. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the difference in symptoms between an umbilical hernia and an abdominal muscle strain?

What is the difference in symptoms between an umbilical hernia and an abdominal muscle strain?

Bulge: Both can cause localized abdominal pain. With an umbilical hernia, there will also be a bulge at the belly button that usually gets larger with straining of the abdominal muscles or lifting heavy objects. The bulge usually can be pushed back into the abdomen when the patient is laying flat on their back. If you're not sure, a physician/surgeon can examine your abdomen and let you know. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of a para-umbilical hernia?

Hernia : 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

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If i don't fix an umbilical hernia, how likely are the chances i will have a strangulated bowel? (i want to know how rare it is).

1-10%, Rare/serious: Umbilical hernias are pretty common. Incarceration or strangulation (very serious, can damage intestines) occur in about 1-10% of patients with an umbilical hernia during their lifetime. The surgery is fairly easy and simple. Strangulation is more likely if the fascia defect is small (less than 4 cm). If it causes pain, it should definitely be fixed promptly. ...Read more

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How do I know if my umbilical hernia has strangulated?

See below: Incarcerated hernia means it is not reducible (unable to push it back). Strangulation happens when blood supply to herniated organs is cut off. It is a very serious problem and can lead to gangrene within hours (needs emergent surgical intervention). When a hernia is strangulated the pain increases and gets worse over time. At late stages there might be redness of the skin overlying the hernia. ...Read more

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How do you fix an umbilical hernia?

How do you fix an umbilical hernia?

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

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What if umbilical. Hernia. Is not treated?

What if umbilical. Hernia. Is not treated?

Depends on Size: Umbilical hernias are quite common and do not always require surgery. In general. I recommend repair if the hernia is causing pain or has reached a size where intestine can "incarcerate", or get stuck, in the hernia. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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