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Umbilical Hernia Vaginal Bleeding
My 6 week old baby has a umbilical hernia it is pocking out, its bright pink then it turned black and now its bleeding. What should I do? Please help
You should take him: To his pediatrician or emergency room at hospital immediately. ...Read more
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
Please help me after mayo repair of umbilical hernia some bleeding occur near the sutures after 5days op.
Depends on: Amount and nature of bleeding. If it is large amount of fresh blood, you should go to nearest ED. ...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
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
I have an umbilical hernia and the pain worsen every day and the other day I was in the restroom for 3 hours from constipation and my rectum was bleed?
Surgeon: Sounds like it is time to go see a surgeon. Please ask your doctor to refer you to one. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Not really: Some people will use a pressure belt to help them manage symptoms from a hernia but these are more commonly used for hernias in the groin and they are not particularly effective. The surgery for an umbilical hernia is usually considered a fairly minor day procedure - not something to worry too much about. ...Read more
Hiatal /Diaphragmati: These two only. Not umbilicalGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Abd Wall Weak Point: An umbilical hernia is an opening in the abdominal wall where the belly button is located. It is possible for contents inside the abominal cavity (such as intestines) to protrude through that opening. These hernias usually require surgical repair to prevent incarceration or strangulation, where the intestines protrude and get stuck. ...Read more