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I had umbilical hernia repair about 5 years ago. Since i've had worrsoning stomach pains and bowel issues. No one seems to want to investigate. ?

I had umbilical hernia repair about 5 years ago. Since i've had worrsoning stomach pains and bowel issues. No one seems to want to investigate. ?

Chronic constipation: A bowel regimen may help. The goal is two soft bowel movements daily. Water and juices up to 1.5 liters daily, fiber tablets, laxatives (milk of magnesium or miralax), stool softeners, probiotics, and walking are all non-prescription things you can use for your bowel regimen. If you have fever or vomiting, or if your symptoms persist with your bowels regulated, then get evaluated. ...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


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Can you have stomach fat or lipo done at the time of hernia repair surgeries? Port site and incisional umbilical hernia?

Can you have stomach fat or lipo done at the time of hernia repair surgeries?  Port site and incisional umbilical hernia?

Bad Idea: Incisional hernia repair is almost-always done with mesh. Mesh infections can be devastating complications. Increasing the incisions in the abdominal wall by liposuction could increase the risk of mesh infection. In contrast, an andominoplasty ("tummy tuck") can sometimes be combined with hernia repair. ...Read more

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Does umbilical hernia cause stomach to indent?

Does umbilical hernia cause stomach to indent?

Umbilical hernia: Usually sticks out at belly button area and usually will not cause your abdomen to indent. Show it to your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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What is the best abdominal exercise for a person with umbilical hernia?

What is the best abdominal exercise for a person with umbilical hernia?

Control the hernia: You can do situps if you can hold your hernia in while you strain. Don't do traditional situps but modified version to reduce strain. Also an option is to have the hernia repaired, wait a few weeks for healing - and then do whatever you want! :) ...Read more

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Does the size of stomach reduces after surgical repair of umbilical hernia?

Does the size of stomach reduces after surgical repair of umbilical hernia?

Stomach size: Repairing a hernia will have no impact on the size of your stomach. ...Read more

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I have a umbilical hernia.Last night after laying on stomach when I awoke my hernia had moved and belly button was sunk in. What should I do?

I have a umbilical hernia.Last night after laying on stomach when I awoke my hernia had moved and belly button was sunk in. What should I do?

You're good: Nothing. You just reduced the protruding tissue back underneath the hernia (hole) in the muscle. It will return, especially if you do heavy work or strain/cough. if it protrudes and is hard and painful, you'll need immediate attention. The elective repair is quick, outpatient, and is done with a little sedation and local anesthesia. I recommend a surgical opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had the hernia mesh put in for a double hernia in 2005. Now it has balled up in my groin and twisted in my stomach from a umbilical hernia. ?

I had the hernia mesh put in for a double hernia in 2005. Now it has balled up in my groin and twisted in my stomach from a umbilical hernia. ?

Get it checked: We don't know what you mean by the hernia mesh has boiled up in your groin and twisted in stomach.It does not make any sence.If you have pain,swelling in groin or in abdomen,consult your doctor to find out what is going on ...Read more

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Bump in bellybutton that has slowly increased size over 3 weeks. Umbilical hernia? Slightly painful when bending down. Slight abdominal pains too.

Could be: Although umbilical hernia is a possibility it should not be painful. If indeed painful a more prompt referral to an emergency room is warranted to ensure this is not a life threatening condition. ...Read more

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I had a incarcerated umbilical hernia 2 days ago and now my abdomen hurts whenever I move and I am very tired. What can that be?

I had a incarcerated umbilical hernia 2 days ago and now my abdomen hurts whenever I move and I am very tired. What can that be?

Go to ER: If you are already in the hospital and had surgery ; then it is good and this is Post Op pain. Otherwise it is high time to go and seek the immediate medical /Surgical Treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do to repair my para-umbilical hernia itself naturally , and what time it requires to repair 2 to 3 CM hole in internal abdomen wall ?

What should I do to repair my para-umbilical hernia itself naturally , and what time it requires to repair 2 to 3 CM hole in internal abdomen wall ?

SurgeryOnlyOption: Umbilical hernias may be easily repaired under general anesthesia as an out-patient. Depending on the size of the hernia and other patient-factors, we often advise using mesh to close the hole (like patching a tire). I advise hernia repair if it is causing symptoms that are interfering with one's quality of life, or if the hole is so large that there is the potential for intestine to get stuck. ...Read more

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I have a umbilical hernia and hiatal hernia i havebpain on lower left side of stomAch, comes and goes should I worry.

LOWER LEFT: SSIDE, PROBABLY NOT ASSOCIATED WITH BOTH HERNIAS.- UMBILICAL HERNIA IF LARGEB CAN E EASILY REPAIRED. HIATUS HERNIA MAY BE ASOCIATED WITH GERD(MEDS HELP) SEE PCP ...Read more

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Lump in belly button. Slight abdominal pain around the area. Umbilical hernia? I have doctors appointment in about 24 hours. Safe to wait until then?

Possible and Yes: It is possible that this is an umbilical hernia. If you can easily reduce it, meaning easily push it back in, then you can safely wait until you see your doctor tomorrow. If the pain worsens, or becomes constant, that may represent an estrangulated hernia, which is not reducible, and would require more immediate attention. ...Read more

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20 years old female I was told I have a fat contaning umblical hernia. I do get bowel problems and stomach pain but no one told me the hernia is cause?

20 years old female I was told I have a fat contaning umblical hernia. I do get bowel problems and stomach pain but no one told me the hernia is cause?

May not be: Sounds like your umbilical hernia does not contain bowel, but omentum (fatty apron of tissue overlying abdominal contents); can cause pain. Don't know your bowel problems, unlikely to be responsible. ...Read more

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Small fat containg umbilcal hernia. Can it be the reason for my stomach pain its real moderate with nausea two days hurts . Went to ER no help?

Small fat containg umbilcal hernia. Can it be the reason for my stomach pain its real moderate with nausea  two days hurts . Went to ER no help?

Umb hermia: It can be cause of your pain or not. Umbilical hernias can hurt cause either fat or bowel can get stuck and cause swelling of the tissue due to blood supply being affected. With that said the pain you are having may have nothing to do with your umbilical hernia. You need a better evaluation by your doctor or emegency room . Like an x-ray or ct-scan. ...Read more

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Umbilical hernia 5 years ago.Since repair constant abdominal pain at repair site. Reoccurring low grade fever. How do I no if mesh is infected? Neg ct

Umbilical hernia 5 years ago.Since repair constant abdominal pain at repair site. Reoccurring low grade fever. How do I no if mesh is infected? Neg ct

Need more info: Mesh infections typically present with skin changes at the site of repair. If the overlying wound is perfectly healed, it's unlikely. Ct scans can sometimes detect fluid around the mesh which would suggest infection. Most mesh infections are with staph epidermidis which is a slow-indolent bacteria. I am assuming the neg ct didn't show a recurrence which could account for the pain you have. ...Read more

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58 year-old man had an umbilical hernia mesh repair 14 years ago, removed 6 years ago due to infection, and was repaired with a flap, but is now.....?

58 year-old man had an umbilical hernia mesh repair 14 years ago, removed 6 years ago due to infection, and was repaired with a flap, but is now.....?

Chronic pain: Pain is a pain, and it behaves very differently with different people. The longer you have a pain syndrome the more difficult it becomes to treat. If you have pain for over a few weeks, ask and treat. ...Read more

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What should I do about umbilical hernia?

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

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Can i workout if I have a umbilical hernia?

Yes: May not want to do sit-ups or strain abdominal s.
Many people have a small defect-umbilical for life with no symptoms or problems.
If it gets bigger, tender, it may need repair. ...Read more

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Can you tell if you have an umbilical hernia?

Can you tell if you have an umbilical hernia?

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

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When should you getan umbilical hernia repaired?

Painful or large: Hi,
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

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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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What is the procedure when someone has an umbilical hernia?

Umb. hernia repair: An umbilical hernia repair is fairly simple. It can be done open (single small incision) or laparoscopically (with multiple small incisions, long instruments, and a video camera).

A sterile, synthetic mesh is almost always placed, and the fascia (thick tissue) is closed over the mesh. This helps to prevent the hernia from coming back (recurring). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: umbilical hernia?

What is the definition or description of: umbilical hernia?

Umbilical hernia: 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 passed through the hole. ...Read more

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Is outie the same as umbilical hernia?

Not necessarily : Although I have found many small hernias that people thought were just 'outies'. For it to be a hernia there needs to be a defect in the muscle with bowel or fat coming through. Conversely, an outtie is usually just skin and scar. ...Read more

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How hard is an umbilical hernia operation?

Usually easy: It depends on how big the hernia is and if you have had many previous abdominal surgeries. The surgeon can fix the hernia open (single incision) or laparoscopically (multiple small incisions). The surgery is usually very straightforward. Most patients go home the same day. The surgery is very common. ...Read more

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Is there discharge with a umbilical hernia?

No: Hernias are associated with bulges not discharge. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy agrivate an umbilical hernia?

Can a colonoscopy agrivate an umbilical hernia?

Probably not: The colon is actually not attached to the front abdominal wall and hernia is a result of a defect in the wall through which part of your colon/small intestine can get squeezed in resulting in the bulge--the hernia. Colon prep cleans out your colon and colonoscopy is just a scope being threaded into the colon to take a look. This should not make the hernia worse. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Alternate treatments for umbilical hernia in adults?

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

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...Read more