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Umbilical Cord Hernia In Adults
No.: Umbilical hernias are unrelated to the method used to cut the umbilical cord. ...Read more
Hadsurgery about a week ago. I had a hernia removed from my umbilical cord, cyst removed from my ovary, adhesions, gallbladder n appendix when is sex ok?
Hard to say: This is an answer best given by the surgeon who worked on you. We do not have the detailed records to review or any idea if there were complicating factors. Just call the office tomorrow and ask the staff to clarify any restrictions you should follow. ...Read more
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
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
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
Is it possible for an adult to have remnants of umbilical cord? And if so, how can it be removed?
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. How ever 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:
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
Hernia repair: The least invasive approach is a small incision at the umbilicus, using sutures, mesh, or both to repair the defect. There are "ventral patches" specifically designed for this type of repair that are highly effective. A laparoscopic approach is used for certain situations such as obesity or hernias from prior incisions. See a general surgeon to find out more. ...Read more
Yes: Hernias in any location can slowly enlarge over time. Hernias will not resolve without surgical repair, may change little over time for some people, and can slowly enlarge over time. ...Read more
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
Variable: Untreated, the hernia could get larger, or become incarcerated, which could lead to complications with repair, or require emergency care. While this could be serious, the chance it happens is probably very low. Having said that, it is also unpredictable. See a general surgeon for more info. ...Read more
Yes: Yes if it is not hurting. If it starts to hurt have a doctor examine it. ...Read more
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