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Was recovering very well from umbilical hernia mesh repair 4 weeks ago, masterbated the other day now site very painful when stretching, bending??? could that have done damage

Was recovering very well from umbilical hernia mesh repair 4 weeks ago, masterbated the other day now site very painful when stretching, bending??? could that have done damage

Unlikely: As the repair was done 4 Wks ago, collagen tissue already formed which keep the mesh in place, hoe ever call your surgeon for a follow up appointmennt do not do any heavy activity till your surgeons clears ...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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I had open umbilical hernia repair without mesh done 24 days ago. I have little pain but feel ill, headaches, fainty. This is mostly at night.

I had open umbilical hernia repair without mesh done 24 days ago. I have little pain but feel ill, headaches, fainty. This is mostly at night.

Umbilical hernia: Does the site hurt, is it s red, swollen, tender, discharge? If yes call the doctor immediately in the AM. If not would still seek medical attention over next 24-48 hours, may be subclinical infection, or reflux, h pylori, as these entities would explain the headache (from reflux to the sinuses and malaise. faintness.. ...Read more

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Hello. I had an umbilical hernia repair 13 days ago. Everything was going OK until 2 days ago. Now whenever I stand or bend I have EXCRUCIATING pain where the hernia was. I haven't done anything to tear my sutures, and I haven't felt anything pop or tear

Hello. I had an umbilical hernia repair 13 days ago. Everything was going OK until 2 days ago. Now whenever I stand or bend I have EXCRUCIATING pain where the hernia was. I haven't done anything to tear my sutures, and I haven't felt anything pop or tear

Could be normal but: It depend how is the hernia is repaired open or laparoscopic, with or without a screen or mesh. The pain could be normal but unusual to have so much pain without any incident or trauma, my advise is to see your surgeon and share this information. If I was your surgeon I would like to know how you are doing and any changes in the status of your pain. ...Read more

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I had umbilical hernia repair surgery three weeks ago I was having pain so went to the er & they said the surgery didn't work what needs to be done no?

Return to surgeon: ASAP contact the surgeon for followup. This is their responsibility and you need to pursue it in order to find relief of whatever sort possible. ...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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I had an umbilical hernia repair with mesh done 4 years ago is it safe for me to have a baby and will the mesh cause any tearing of my tummy.

I had an umbilical hernia repair with mesh done 4 years ago is it safe for me to have a baby and will the mesh cause any tearing of my tummy.

May be: It is hard to determined what will happen most likely the hernia might come back depend on the size of the screen they use and if you had your surgery open or laparoscopic you have good chance you will be ok but again is unpredictable good luck ...Read more

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Had a small umbilical hernia repair (no mesh) done a month ago. The lump above my belly button is still kind of squishy, like it was pre-surgery.

Had a small umbilical hernia repair (no mesh) done a month ago. The lump above my belly button is still kind of squishy, like it was pre-surgery.

You should have: Your surgeon take a look at it, if you are concerned about your post op status. Sometime, especially in men, a condition called diastasis can mimic hernia recurrence. ...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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When should you getan umbilical hernia repaired?

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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Can you tell me about an umbilical hernia repaired?

Hernia repair: The least invasive approach is a small incision at the umbilicus, using sutures, mesh, or both to repair the defect. There are "ventral patches" specifically designed for this type of repair that are highly effective. A laparoscopic approach is used for certain situations such as obesity or hernias from prior incisions. See a general surgeon to find out more. ...Read more

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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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I need some info or advice from anyone who has had an umbilical hernia repaired? How normal does it look?

I need some info or advice from anyone who has had an umbilical hernia repaired? How normal does it look?

Normal: Not having had an umbilical hernia fixed, but having fixed a lot of them, after the operation the goal is for the belly button to look normal. There are some circumstances where that doesn't happen, and if it is still not normal after about six months or so, see your surgeon to see if something can be done about it. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a groinal hernia? My husband has this right now. He did have an umbilical hernia that was repaired.

Inguinal hernia: There is no best repair for inguinal hernia. I personally recommend laparoscopic repairs for inguinal hernias due to reduced pain and quick recovery. However, many surgeons feel open repairs offer equivalent results. Most techniques have a low recurrence rate complication rate. Finding a surgeon with experience performing the repair is likely more important than the repair type. ...Read more

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Is a mesh a good surgical repair option for umbilical hernia?

Yes: Mesh is the best surgical option for repair of an umbilical hernia. Hernias smaller than a centimeter can probably be repair with suture alone, but anything bigger requires mesh to decrease the risk of a recurrent hernia. ...Read more

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I had a umbilical hernia repaired lapiscopic but am still in pain. What can I do?

I had a umbilical hernia repaired lapiscopic but am still in pain. What can I do?

See your surgeon: Unfortunately, pain is expected after hernia repair, whether performed laparoscopically or "open". Most people are pain-free within a few weeks after hernia surgery. If your repair was done a while ago and you are still in pain, you need to see your surgeon to help get to the bottom of this. I hope it gets better soon. ...Read more

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I have a umbilical hernia. Where and for how much can I get it repaired? I work in flowood, ms. I have no medical insurance.

Depend on the size: The financial aspect of any surgery varied from place to place there is surgeon fee anesthesia fee and the facility fee
surgery is done as out patient a lot of places they can give you a discounted package deal
now for umbilical hernia surgery is indicated depending on the size and the symptoms associated with the hernia the larger the hernia is the higher chance of problems then surgery is must. ...Read more

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Can umbilical hernia still resolve on its own in 6 years old without surgical repair? The hernia looks normal color, but the child complains ab pain.

Can umbilical hernia still resolve on its own in 6 years old without surgical repair? The hernia looks normal color, but the child complains ab pain.

Usually not: Usually if it will resolve on its own it is by about age 4. These are really small and simple operations. If it is causing pain just get it fixed. Very low risk and simple little procedure. Your child will be much better off. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more