Can a small umbilical hernia affect my joining the military?

It shouldn't. Small umbilical hernias that cause no symptoms are quite common and can be watched without risk. If the military examiner feels the hernia should be repaired, it still should not interfere with your military service.
Most definitely. The military will exclude you for an umbilical hernia. I served for 28 years in the air force, and this was a very common exclusion. On the other hand, it's easily fixed, so new recruits just made a commitment to get a repair and they were enlisted shortly afterwards.

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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?

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...

I have a small umbilical hernia & I have to get my gallbladder taken out. Is it safe to have the symptoms with the hernia? & can they see my ovaries too?

Yes. It is very common to have a small umbilical hernia repaired at the same time you have a laparoscopic gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy). It is not a routine practice to examine ovaries during gallbladder surgery, however, it is technically possible. Have this discussion with your surgeon. He/she may want to have a gynecologist available. Read more...
Yes Yes. After laparoscopic procedure the surgeon repairs the hernia , as the scope is introduced through umbilicus , also surgeon visualize the viscera for any abnormality, including ovaries only time it is not possible , due to the presence of extensive adhesion.. Speak to your surgeon. Read more...
Two-fee. Your surgeon will likely put the camera scope through your hernia, then repair the hernia at the end of the operation after the gallbladder is out. Read more...

How do you treat or reverse a small umbilical hernia where no protrusion has occurred? A doctor I went to said no surgeon would work on it yet.

Suture repair if any. A small hernia without symptoms can remain untreated surgically. This is a for a 'fingertip' sized painless hernia without protrusion. Read more...
Depends. This depends on whether or not you need or want to have it fixed. Keep in mind, the type of hernia you have described is very low risk to observe, especially if it is not causing symptoms. If it is causing symptoms, it may be better to fix it. See a general surgeon for a consultation to find out more, but make sure you identify your goals of treatment such as prevention or symptom relief. Read more...
Surgery. Is indicated if the defect is getting bigger . You don't have to have a protrusion. Consult with your physician to see if you need a referral to a surgeon who will do the hernia repair. Read more...

I'm 29. have just had a ct. Indicated I have a small umbilical hernia containing fat. Still having pain after two weeks. Should I talk to a surgeon?

Yes. If you are still having discomfort, you can see a General Surgeon for consultation to determine if the hernia is the cause of your pain and if/when surgery is recommended to fix the hernia. Read more...