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What Does An Inguinal Hernia 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inguinal Hernia: Inguinal, or groin hernias are very, very common (in men). If the hernia is small and not interfering with your daily activities, it is acceptable to take a "wait-and-see" approach. If not, hernia surgery is advised; this is an outpatient operation that can be performed "open" or via laparoscopy, typically with mesh. I recommend that you see a general surgeon for a formal evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
Red, Hot, Tender: An infected incision will look very red and blanch to the touch. It will also be very warm and tender to the touch. There will be more swelling than normal. There may or may not be pus or foul smelling drainage coming from the wound. If your wound has any of these characteristics you should contact your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It could: It could. However most times hernias are painless. I would have it looked at. ...Read more
Abnormal protrusion: A hernia (anywhere) is a protrusion, or something sticking out where it's not supposed to. An inguinal hernia refers to contents from within the abdomen, usually bowel or some fat that protrude through a defect in the abdominal wall. This can be congenital, meaning you're born with it or acquired, something that you develop over time. These can get "stuck" and would then require an urgent operation. ...Read more
Metal clip device: Dr. Welker's answer displays a picture of one type of aneurysm clip, which is commonly utilized in the brain. a aneurysm clip is a small piece of metal that is applied to a blood vessel to close it off / seal it off in order to prevent it from receiving further blood flow. When the metal clip is applied to the vessel, it permanently occludes the blood flow. This keeps aneurysm from bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually no symptoms : Most abdominal aneurysms, including those of the aorta, renal, or splanchnic arteries, produce no symptoms. If something bad is going on or about to happen they can produce abdominal or back pain, depending on their location. Rarely can they cause bloody vomiting, diarrhea, urine or, even more rare than these, sudden heart failure. Rupture can be associated with fainting and low blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depressed: The scar will be low in the abdomen above the pubis, much like a c-section scar. Most likely it will be depressed. Occasionally it may be a thin line but to minimize a scar fine sutures and a good tension relieving subcutaneous layer of slowly absorging sutures needs to be used. If poor healing, bad tension and or an infection result the scar will be wide and need revision. ...Read more
Inguinal: abnormal bulges at inguinal ligament at internal or external anatomic canal areas may contain fat and large or small bowel. Hernias may occur at femoral canal also. Mesenteric hernias are internal abdominal gaps of mesentery with bowel through the gap ...Read more
Infected site: The incision site would be red, swollen and hot to touch. The cut skin sides are not joined together by staples or sutures there may be drainage of purulent fluid with smell or bubbly crepitus underneath the skin. It can be superficial, deep in fascia or in the organ inside. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of doctor should I see to diagnose belly button pain that could be an umbilical hernia?
Hernia: A general surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Common symptoms: Dscomfort around the belly button, usually moves to the right side of the abdomen over several hours. IWorsens with sneezing, coughing, and deep breathing Pain may increase with movement,loss of appetite, nausea,vomiting, swelling of the abdomen,abdomen feels hard,onstipation,mild diarrhea,slight fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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