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I am having 0.6mm umbelical hernia is this dangerous to me?

I am having 0.6mm umbelical hernia is this dangerous to me?

Unlikely: These small hernias may be present for years without causing any problem. If it gets larger, or causes pain, see a general surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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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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Is umbelical hernia 0.6mm is danger if it is painful once in a week?

Is umbelical hernia 0.6mm is danger if it is painful once in a week?

Small hernia: if it is symptomatic, the surgical procedure I remember was called "pants over vesty" & it ws a fairly easy procedure ...Read more

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Is there any problem if we have a umbelical hernia with 0.6mm if there is no problem with that?

Not usually: A umbilical hernia this small usually causes no problems. Fat can get stuck in it at times and if, a simple repair should be considered. ...Read more

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I amm having 0.6mm an umbelical hernia does i really need a surgery i am having little pain once in a week or 10 days?

It's up to you: The risk of this type of hernia getting worse is low. Have it repaireed if you want to prevent it from getting worse, or want to try to releive the symptoms. Weigh these issues against the risks of surgery, which are low, but exist. Talk to your surgeon to discuss before the repair if you still have questions. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am having 0.6mm umbelical hernia on my belly button i am getting pain once in a week sir please suggest surgery is required or not?

Vague: A 0.6 mm hernia is the size of a small needle, I think you mean 6mm (1/4 inch) and this should be repaired. The smaller the hernia the greater of bowel incarceration with serious consequences ...Read more

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Have umbelical hernia that went back into place after viewing on CT scan. Will i still need surfery? Two doctors felt and told me i had a umbilical hernia and needed surgery and now im unclear if i still will.

Have umbelical hernia that went back into place after viewing on CT scan. Will i still need surfery? Two doctors felt and told me i had a umbilical hernia and needed surgery and now im unclear if i still will.

Umbilical Hernia: You should definitely see a general surgeon, if you haven't already. If the hernia is bothersome to you or causes pain, then it should likely be fixed. Depending on the size of the hernia and your surgical history, the surgeon may discuss open surgery (single larger incision) or laparoscopic surgery (multiple smaller incisions). ...Read more

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Can adults get umbilical hernias?

Can adults get umbilical hernias?

Yes: Umbilical hernias are quite common in adults. Very often, a small hernia may be present at birth which may temporarily close off. In adulthood, stress to the abdominal wall that may occur with pregnancy, weight gain, excessive lifting, etc., may lead to this hernia re-forming. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about umbilical hernias?

Can you tell me about umbilical hernias?

Umbilical hernia: very common and due to a defect in the fascia (strength layer) of the abdominal wall. Most commonly a defect from birth as this is the entry point for the umbilical cord for fetal blood supply. We used to fix all due to concern for strangulated bowel. Many now fix those that are symptomatic and watch asymptomatic ones unless patient desires surgery. If watch then see MD if stuck out or pain ...Read more

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