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What is the best treatment for umbilical hernia?

What is the best treatment for umbilical hernia?

Surgical repair.: The most durable treatment is surgical repair. A hernia is a weakness of the abdominal wall that can cause the intestines or other internal organs to get be abnormally positioned in the area of weakness. Rarely these organs get stuck which can be serious. The best treatment is to surgically remove the organs and reconstruct the area of weakness. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Alternate treatments for umbilical hernia in adults?

Operation: It's either an operation or observation. Different techniques for operation depend on your symptoms, physical exam, size if hernia defect and sac, obesity, previous operations at that location, diastasis recti, medical history, your goals, and surgeon experience. See a general surgeon for a consult to find out more. Good luck! ...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.

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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What is the best abdominal exercise for a person with umbilical hernia?

What is the best abdominal exercise for a person with umbilical hernia?

Control the hernia: You can do situps if you can hold your hernia in while you strain. Don't do traditional situps but modified version to reduce strain. Also an option is to have the hernia repaired, wait a few weeks for healing - and then do whatever you want! :) ...Read more

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What Pilates exercises should I avoid if 3 months out from an umbilical hernia repair and a rectocele repair? What would be the best exercises for me?

What Pilates exercises should I avoid if 3 months out from an umbilical hernia repair and a rectocele repair? What would be the best exercises for me?

Hernia: No restrictions 3 months after umbilical her is repair are necessary. The rectocele repair however may still warrant activity restriction, and you should check with your surgeon for that. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is umbilical hernia operation best under general anaesthetics?

Is umbilical hernia operation best under general anaesthetics?

Depends: Every case is unique. General anesthesia is very safe, and most patients prefer to be "out of it". Local anesthesia with or without sedation are also safe options. In the end, both you and your surgeon and your anesthesiologist need to be comfortable with the anesthetic technique for your specific scenario. ...Read more

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Sir i have a small umbilical hernia 1cm.i want to know that which surjary best for me?and after how much time i can do exersise?

Sir i have a small umbilical hernia 1cm.i want to know that which surjary best for me?and after how much time i can do exersise?

Get a surgical opin-: -ion and ask the surgeon these questions. Everyone has their own protocol after such surgery, depends also on how big it is @ how it's repaired. ...Read more

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Recently iam opraeted umbilical hernia. Plz. Sugeest type of exercise. Runing &jogging , cycling , hill work out best or what. ?

Recently iam  opraeted umbilical hernia.      Plz. Sugeest type  of exercise. Runing &jogging , cycling , hill work out best  or what.
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Wait at least 8 wks: Returning to activity after umbilical hernia repair, depends on the size of the hernia and how it was repaired, any complicating medical conditions that you have or medications that you take, and your surgeon's preference. Usually gradual return to regular activity is allowed after 8 weeks, but may be longer if there are any complicating factors. More rigorous activities are allowed as tolerated. ...Read more

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Do we need treatment for umbilical hernia?And what kind of a treatment?Baby is 2 and a half months old.

Do we need treatment for umbilical hernia?And what kind of a treatment?Baby is 2 and a half months old.

Not often: Children may take until the age of 5 for umbilical openings to close up and small defects to disappear. If there are no symptoms of pain and the hernia is not stuck, then the correct treatment is waiting. ...Read more

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I have a small painless umbilical hernia and can't afford treatment right now. Can I still train for a half marathon?

I have a small painless umbilical hernia and can't afford treatment right now.  Can I still train for a half marathon?

Yes: As long as it is painless you should be fine. Avoid heavy lifting, bending and straining. If it ever becomes swollen, red and painful it can be an urgent issue. ...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