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Doctor insights on: Repairing Umbilical Hernias And Weight Loss

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I just had my umbilical hernia operated I have not eatten from23 days but I have not lose any weight please tell me how I can lose weight?

I just had my umbilical hernia operated I have not eatten from23 days but I have not lose any weight please tell me how I can lose weight?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done (weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/ (depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Will I lose weight after umbilical hernia surgery?

Will I lose weight after umbilical hernia surgery?

Up to you: Only if you exercise more and eat less. Weight loss is a matter of calories burned being greater than calories consumed. Hernia surgery closes or occludes a defect but has nothing to do with weight loss. ...Read more

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Can umbilical hernia repair surgery be affected by doing light cardio and lifting light weights (10lbs max) two weeks after surgery?

Can umbilical hernia repair surgery be affected by doing light cardio and lifting light weights (10lbs max) two weeks after surgery?

See below: 2 weeks is the usual time given after umbilical or inguinal hernia repair. If I were you I would wait 4 weeks. It is a lot better than to have to have the hernia recur. Speedy recovery. ...Read more

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I am 57 yo had umbilical hernia, surgery want to start working out to lose weight how long should I wait have not workout in over 20 yrs?

I am 57 yo had umbilical hernia, surgery want to start working out to lose weight how long should I wait have not workout in over 20 yrs?

6 weeks: The surgeon that performed the hernia repair should provide individual recommendations for returning to activity after surgery. In our practice, we recommend 6 weeks of 10 lb weight lifting limitations with a gradual return to increased activity afterward. Especially after 20 years, you need to use caution when restarting an exercise program and would benefit from working with a licensed trainer. ...Read more

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How long does swelling last after umbilical hernia repair? I am 46 years old, at a healthy weight, and exercised for 60+ minutes before the surgery.

~4 days: It depends on how big the hernia was, how much dissection the surgeon had to do, and if it was done open (single larger incision) or laparoscopically (tiny incisions and a video camera).

Usually, most of the swelling should be fading by about 4 days after surgery. ...Read more

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

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.

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

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Does umbilical hernia repair require hospitalisation?

No: Usually an outpatient surgery at a hospital or surgery center. Can go home after recovered from the anesthetic. Unless the surgery is being performed for some uncommon emergency. ...Read more

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What's recovery time for an umbilical hernia repair.?

What's recovery time for an umbilical hernia repair.?

Short: Most umbilical hernia repairs are done outpatient and require a very short recovery. If you do a lot of liftinig, bending and stooping and straining your time for recovery may be longer (~2-4 weeks). If you have a less strenuous vocation, then perhaps less than a week to up to 2 weeks. It will depend on your size, condition, health and complications and your doctor's opinion. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: umbilical hernia repair?

Umb Hernia Repair: A surgical procedure where a defect (hole) in the abdominal wall at the belly button or umbilicus is closed. This can be accomplished with sutures, mesh, or both. The procedure can be done with general or local anesthesia, and the patient is usually discharged home the same day. ...Read more

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Umbilical hernia repair burning 2years after?

Nonspecific: Many people have a variety of mild sensations in and around the area where a her is repair was performed for years. Usually they are not serious. If the symptoms are severe, limit activities, or persistent, you should have an exam by a primary care provider, or ideally your surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does the size of stomach reduces after surgical repair of umbilical hernia?

Does the size of stomach reduces after surgical repair of umbilical hernia?

Stomach size: Repairing a hernia will have no impact on the size of your stomach. ...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?

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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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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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

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I had an umbilical hernia repaired twice and there is still a bump the size of a gumball and it hurts is that normal?

Need more info: Yours is not an uncommon occurrence. Your best choice is to get a second opinion from an abdominal surgeon in a large medical institution who has a long history of doing these kind of hernia repairs. Your family physician may be the right person to help you find that person. ...Read more

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How much is umbilical hernia repair?

Several thousand: It depends on how big the hernia is and how the surgeon fixes it (open or laparoscopically).

The total cost includes the surgeon's fee, the anesthesiologist, nurses, operating room and equipment, and medications. This is usually several thousand dollars.

Insurance should cover the surgery. If you don't have insurance, some surgeons' offices will work with you to reduce the cost. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about an umbilical hernia repair?

Umbilical hernia: If the hernia is 2cm or less, surgery is usually quick, 20-30 minutes and doesn't require mesh. If larger, it may require mesh placement. This can be done as an open or laparoscopic operation. I perform most of my hernia repairs laparoscopically but that's a matter of preference. Recovery is a few days. No strenuous activity for 6 weeks. Pretty simple procedure. ...Read more

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When would a person have to get an umbilical hernia repair surgery?

When would a person have to get an umbilical hernia repair surgery?

Size, Symptoms: The biggest risk of any hernia is the potential for bowel to get stuck (incarcerated) within the hernia, necessitating emergency surgery to prevent intestinal death. If an umbilical hernia has reached a size where this is a real risk, or if the pain from the hernia is interfering with one's daily activities, surgery should be strongly considered. Best bet: see a surgeon for their opinion. ...Read more

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During an umbilical hernia repair, where is the incision and what is the downtime?

Two Options: Some surgeons repair the hernia by making an incision on top of the hernia. Some surgeons repair it laparoscopically with incisions along your side. Downtime for both is about the same. Every surgeon has differing restrictions after. Mine are simple. No heavy lifting greater than 10 lbs for two weeks. Otherwise live your normal life. ...Read more

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How can I assist sleeping after umbilical hernia repair?

How can I assist sleeping after umbilical hernia repair?

Pain/sleep meds: The amount of pain after umbilical hernia repair depends on if it was done open (single incision) or laparoscopically (multiple tiny incisions). You may need narcotic pain meds (norco, vicodin, percocet, tylenol (acetaminophen) #3) or tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (ibuprofen) for a week or so after surgery. You can also take over-the-counter sleep aid medications from the drug store, or get a prescription for ambien, etc. ...Read more

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Can I have weight loss surgery if I have an umbilical hernia?

Can I have weight loss surgery if I have an umbilical hernia?

Yes: An umbilical hernia is not a reason to not have weight loss surgery - the hernia can usually be fixed at the time if weight loss surgery as well. ...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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