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Umbilical Hernia Pain Symptoms
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can an umbilical hernia repair rupture a few weeks after surgery? If so, what are the symptoms? It has been 3 weeks and I am afraid to affect it.
I have been diagnosed with an umbilical hernia and I want to know what symptoms I should monitor and if/when I should see a doctor for surgery. Thanks?
Umbilical swelling: that will not resolve, is discolored, is enlarging or hard.is a good time to revisit your physician. ...Read more
My husband is in his 50's, has an umbilical hernia(quite large), has put on several lbs. in the last 2- 3 months. Now bleeding from naval. ? Serious
Almost always: Everyone is born with an umbilical hernia. It's where your mom's umbilical cord fed you before birth. Most floks hernia closes by age 3 to 4. Some folks whose defects don't close will have "an outie" and most of those are an umbilical hernia. Small umbiilcal hernias do not usually have to get repaired, but the natural history of hernias is that they will get larger and require eventual repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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