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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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Could an incisional hernia cause vaginal bleeding?

Could an incisional hernia cause vaginal bleeding?

No: There should be no bleeding with a hernia. A hernia is just a defect (opening) in your abdominal muscles or tendon. Read more

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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

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

Possibly: The weight gain may have thinned the skin and allowed it to become irritated more easily as well as put more pressure on it from the hernia. Need to see a surgeon now for evaluation and to prevent infection or involvement of the hernia itself. Read more

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6 days post op umbilical hernia repair, 34 year old male. Incision is bleeding. Should I go to the ER or wait it out and let it scab over?

6 days post op umbilical hernia repair, 34 year old male. Incision is bleeding. Should I go to the ER or wait it out and let it scab over?

Apply pressure: If the bleeding does not stop within 5 minutes, a visit to the ER may be necessary. Also if you have any other bleeding risks, be seen. All the best. Read more

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Recently diagnosed with abdominal hernia but have had vaginal bleeding for 7 weeks?

Recently diagnosed with abdominal hernia but have had vaginal bleeding for 7 weeks?

Hernia: The abdominal hernia is most likely NOT related to the Vaginal bleeding. 7 weeks of bleeding is concerning, so see your GYN first to get that evaluated and diagnosed, then treated. Secondarily, you can see the general surgeon to see if your abdominal wall hernia needs to be repaired. Best wishes. Read more

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Had surgery 4 strangulated hernia 6/2/14. Placed on warfarin, but taken off 12/13/14, after negative Doppler, and D diamond test. Week later, had vaginal bleeding, and continues. Is this normal? 2 do?

Had surgery 4 strangulated hernia 6/2/14. Placed on warfarin, but taken off 12/13/14, after negative Doppler, and D diamond test. Week later, had vaginal bleeding, and continues. Is this normal? 2 do?

Talk to your doctor: If you were off Coumadin (warfarin) for a week, the bleeding should not be related to the drug. Coumadin (warfarin) goes away in 3-5 days. Were you started on another anticoagulant like pradaxa or xarelto. If you have had persistent bleeding you should see your surgeon and your OBGYN Read more

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I just had hernia surgery a week ago and had to strain to have a bowel movement and now have vaginal bleeding could it be from the surgery?

I just had hernia surgery a week ago and had to strain to have a bowel movement and now have vaginal bleeding could it be from the surgery?

Unlikely: Straining to have a BM might cause pain at site of hernia repair but I can't see the connection to vaginal bleeding unless you have GYN problems unrelated to the surgery. If bleeding persists see your OB/GYN. Read more

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Is sex safe with an umbilical hernia?

Is sex safe with an umbilical hernia?

Hernia activity: Activities with a hernia should be limited by discomfort. If you experience pain at the site of a hernia, it would be prudent to discontinue whatever activity you are doing. Read more

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Do I need to get umbilical hernia repaired?

Do I need to get umbilical hernia repaired?

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

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How can I relieve pain from an umbilical hernia?

How can I relieve pain from an umbilical hernia?

Surgery: Surgical repair is usually curative. Meanwhile avoid food and beverages that causing bowel distention and constipation. Abdominal belt may help as well. Read more

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Is it possible for an umbilical hernia to get larger?

Is it possible for an umbilical hernia to get larger?

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

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Can a small umbilical hernia affect my joining the military?

Can a small umbilical hernia affect my joining the military?

Most definitely.: The military will exclude you for an umbilical hernia. I served for 28 years in the air force, and this was a very common exclusion. On the other hand, it's easily fixed, so new recruits just made a commitment to get a repair and they were enlisted shortly afterwards. Read more

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What can be done to determine if you have a umbilical hernia?

What can be done to determine if you have a umbilical hernia?

Physical exam: Hernia is diagnosed on physical exam. A physician should perform the physical exam since a lay person might not be able to differentiate a hernia from a solid mass. Read more

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Can you fix an umbilical hernia without surgery?

Can you fix an umbilical hernia without surgery?

No, however...: ...Not all umbilical hernias require repair. When diagnosed in infancy, these rarely cause symptoms and can often close on their own. If they persist beyond 3-4, elective repair is recommended before school. In adults, repair is recommended if the hernia causes symptoms or is of a sufficient size to allow intestine into the hernia. Read more

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Can you determine a umbilical hernia in a colonoscopy?

Can you determine a umbilical hernia in a colonoscopy?

No: A colonoscopy is looking at the lining of your colon. An umbilical hernia is a defect in your abdominal wall at the level of your belly button. If not appreciated on physical examination, these hernias can be seen on ct scan. Read more

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I have an umbilical hernia and it is causing a lot of pain, what should I do?

I have an umbilical hernia and it is causing a lot of pain, what should I do?

Get it fixed!: As long as you are more than 5 years old, ventral umbilical hernias should be repaired surgically with mesh. Complications of incarceration, strangulation, and bowel obstruction are possible over time as these defects in the abdominal wall enlarge. See a general surgeon for examination promptly. Read more

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Dr. David Lipkin
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Dr. David Earle
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