What does a belly button hernia feel like - Doctor answers

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Does a belly button hernia cause the same pain as an inflamed urachus?

Does a belly button hernia cause the same pain as an inflamed urachus?

It could: It could. However most times hernias are painless.
I would have it looked at. ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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Hi. I have a belly button hernia and would like to know if I have to get it surgically repaired. I've had it for many years. It does feel like it grows?

Hi. I have a belly button hernia and would like to know if I have to get it surgically repaired. I've had it for many years. It does feel like it grows?

Surgery needed: The swelling you see is a loop of intestine bulging out of the hernia; if this gets pinched you have an emergency on your hands. Therefore get it seen to ASAP; the trteatment is a minor operation to close the hernia. ...Read more

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Can you walk and jog with a belly button hernia.

Can you walk and jog with a belly button hernia.

You can: Yes you can walk and jog unless it is uncomfortable. If you are having symptoms or the hernia is large you will need to have it surgically repaired. You should absolutely not do any heavy lifting greater than 10 lbs. Nor any abdominal exercises before and for 6 weeks after repair. ...Read more

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Can you walk and jog with a belly button hernia.?

Can you walk and jog with a belly button hernia.?

Only if no pain: A lot depends on how big your hernia is, but if it is not causing any pain, nausea, vomiting, or distention, it is probably ok. Also, if there is any discoloration of skin over the hernia, it is time for surgical repair. ...Read more

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Had a belly button hernia is it cimmon to have a hard mass beneath the belly button nearly a year and a half after surgery?

I would go see: Surgeon who performed the repair to see if its just scar tissue and what can be done about it ...Read more

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Is it advisable to perform surgery on s 2 month old baby who has got a belly button hernia?

Is it advisable to perform surgery on s 2 month old baby who has got a belly button hernia?

Depends: The concern with a hernia is that it is large enough for a loop of intestine to slip in and become strangulated. This could result in a portion of the intestine dying and lead to an extensive hospitalization for the child. If the surgeon feels that the hernia is large enough to cause this problem they will advise surgery. Discuss your options with the surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a belly button hernia. My stomach feels and looks like I swallowed a watermelon. I can't lose weight and alot of stomach pain. What should I do?

I have a belly button hernia. My stomach feels and looks like I swallowed a watermelon. I can't lose weight and alot of stomach pain. What should I do?

Hernia Repair: If you have an umbilical (Belly Button) hernia and you're having pain, you should have surgery to repair the problem. Following surgery and healing, you'll be able to exercise without pain or risk of hernia incarceration (intestines getting "stuck" in the hernia). The combination of diet modification and exercise will allow you to lose weight. Liposuction after achieving goal weight if necessary. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your bowels to get stuck or caught in your intestines after having a belly button hernia repair?

Is it possible for your bowels to get stuck or caught in your intestines after having a belly button hernia repair?

Adhesions: Post-operative adhesions may result after any type of abdominal surgery. Think of a scar after you get a cut on your skin. The inside of the body will form scars to heal the tissue similarly. Sometimes these scar tissues are "sticky" and may form an adhesion to the intestine, or any other abdominal organ such as the liver, gallbladder, spleen or stomach. Most adhesions do not cause symptoms. ...Read more

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Had a belly button hernia surgery a year and a half ago is it common to have a mass under the belly button?

??: After a year and a half I would have expected the "mass" to be gone. This could be scar tissue or possibly a recurrent hernia. Please see your surgeon to have it reevaluated. ...Read more

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What does a hernia in the belly button look like?

A buldge: Usually the 'belly button' (umbilical hernia) protrudes out, not in the usual inward appearance. To check if this is present, you should lie on your back, relax your abdomen, and press in on the buldge and see if it goes in or flat. You may actually feel and soft opening. ...Read more

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Do belly button hernias need to be removed?

Do belly button hernias need to be removed?

Maybe: An umbilical hernia can be surgically repaired or observed. If it is causing discomfort or enlarging, then it can be repaired. If it is stable, small, and causing no symptoms or problems then it can be observed. If it is in a young child, then it can be observed as some may resolve on their own. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a hernia in belly button?

What are the signs of a hernia in belly button?

Bulge and pain: If u develop a soft bulge over or around umbilicus and puffiness of skin around the area and some pain with activity, then perhap you may develop an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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Do small belly button hernias need to be removed?

Do small belly button hernias need to be removed?

No: Small umbilical hernias usually don't cause much trouble, as they enlarge there is more likelihood bowel or omentum will become trapped in the hernia. Usually they can be repaired easily as an outpatient, often with a small piece of mesh placed behind the hole just outside the lining of the abdominal cavityie, the peritoneum. ...Read more

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What is best support for my belly button hernia?

Surgical repair: This depends on your definition of "best". If the hernia is bothersome, limiting your activities, or enlarging, usually the best thing to do is repair it with an operation. Mesh repair is often used, and has slightly lower failure rates, with theoretically slightly increased risk of problems with the mesh. There are mesh products referred to as "ventral patches", and used by general surgeons. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a hernia from a belly button?

Is it possible to get a hernia from a belly button?

Hernia is: Defect, or hole, in the fascia, or the covering, of the abdominal wall. At the belly button, or umbilicus, there is a potential weakness where the fetus connects to placenta in the uterus. When the area does not close completely at birth or potential weak area breaks down for any reason, you can get an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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Where can you have a hernia besides your belly button?

Where can you have a hernia besides your belly button?

Hernias: Most common hernias are groin (inguinal) hernias in men. Ventral and epigastric hernias above the umbilical area are less common. Hernias can also occur at old surgical scars from past surgery. ...Read more

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Can I fail a physical if o have a Hernia in my belly button?

Maybe: If you do heavy physical activity or have a job that can be impacted by a hernia, then you won't be able to continue until it is fixed. ...Read more

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I have a hernia above my belly button, do I need to see a dr?

Good idea: It would be a good idea to have a physical examination, and have a doctor examine the area. Some hernias can be observed, and many are better to be repaired. Does the hernia bother you or cause discomfort? Without a physical examination it is hard to tell what you should do. ...Read more

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If I have a hernia in my belly button will that cause me to fail a physical?

Maybe: If you are referring to a physical for work or the military, it will depend on the doctor doing it and the job requirements. These are very common, and can be highly variable in terms of their significance. Small hernias without symptoms can generally be safely watched, without activity restriction. Larger hernias or those causing pain may need repair by a general surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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