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How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

Depends: The size and what is protruding through hernia and if the contents get stuck. All these things determine how serious. If it hurts or bothers you or is stuck go see your surgeon. ...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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What to eat after umbilical hernia surgery?

What to eat after umbilical hernia surgery?

Anything: There shouldn't be any dietary restrictions following umbilical hernia surgery. ...Read more

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Swhat's one side effect of umbilical hernia surgery?

Swhat's one side effect of umbilical hernia surgery?

None: There may be mild discomfort early after surgery. Anesthesia has little transient side effects in recovery room. Once healed there would be no side effects except for a small surgical scar. Mesh may be used with the hernia repair but has no side effects once healed. ...Read more

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Is it common to have a seroma following umbilical hernia surgery?

Is it common to have a seroma following umbilical hernia surgery?

Variable : Seromas are probably very common, but also extremely variable in terms of size. A seroma is a collection of fluid under the skin. Almost seromas are probably very small and unnoticeable, some may look like the size of the lump that was there before the hernia is fixed. Almost all go away by six months but sometimes persist. If it persists and is causing problems, be sure to see your surgeon to check it out. ...Read more

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After 1 week umbilical hernia surgery, it is hard under the skin?

Mesh: It's probably the mesh. It is normal. Should soften up over time. Call your surgeon if the wound is red or draining. ...Read more

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When would a person have to get an umbilical hernia repair surgery?

When would a person have to get an umbilical hernia repair surgery?

Size, Symptoms: The biggest risk of any hernia is the potential for bowel to get stuck (incarcerated) within the hernia, necessitating emergency surgery to prevent intestinal death. If an umbilical hernia has reached a size where this is a real risk, or if the pain from the hernia is interfering with one's daily activities, surgery should be strongly considered. Best bet: see a surgeon for their opinion. ...Read more

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What is seroma ?? is this common after umbilical hernia surgery ??

What is seroma ??     is this common after umbilical hernia surgery ??

Collection of fluid: A seroma is a collection of fluid (serum). The serum is the liquid part of your blood (as opposed to the cells) and is similar to the fluid that is inside a blister. Seromas can occur after any surgery and can resolve without treatment although sometimes the doctor will draw out the fluid. If it is causing a lot of discomfort, return to the doctor for treatment. DO NOT TRY TO DRAIN IT ON YOUR OWN. ...Read more

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How much blood under tagaderm is normal after umbilical hernia surgery?

Small amount: May be seen under tagaderm dressing , due to skin oozing , call your surgeon and go for follow up visit. ...Read more

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How long will i need to be out of work following umbilical hernia surgery and lyposuction?

Depends on work: It depends on the nature of your work, but if it involves any strenuous activity, i would plan on two weeks with limited activity for six weeks post-operatively. If more administrative in nature, could probably go back after one week, again with limited activity. ...Read more

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I have a small untreated umbilical hernia and no money for surgery. Am I going to die from it?

I have a small untreated umbilical hernia and no money for surgery. Am I going to die from it?

Doubtful.: While it is often best to fix this problem before it causes trouble, it is highly unlikely to kill you. The most concerning danger is the intestine cutting off it's blood supply when poking through the hernia. That's an emergency. So, if it starts getting bigger, or you feel uncomfortable pressure, and most definitely if it becomes painful, you should be examined right away, immediately. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Umbilical Hernia (Definition)

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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside ...Read more