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When should you getan umbilical hernia repaired?
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Dr. David Henry
Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Henry
Dr. David Henry
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3 doctors agree
In brief: When symptmatic
In children by the age of 2 yrs the defect ( umbilical hernia ) should have closed off spontaneously , if defect is 2 cm or more should have a repair. In adults less than 2 cm usually will not have any symptoms if size increasing, had episode of incarciration should be repaired , .

In brief: When symptmatic
In children by the age of 2 yrs the defect ( umbilical hernia ) should have closed off spontaneously , if defect is 2 cm or more should have a repair. In adults less than 2 cm usually will not have any symptoms if size increasing, had episode of incarciration should be repaired , .
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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In brief: Watched vs. surgery
If asymptomatic, nothing.
Can leave it alone. Especially if small and not changing over the years. If painful, large or increasing in size better to have surgery and fix it before it gets large. Usually an outpatient surgery with a small cut below your umbilicus.

In brief: Watched vs. surgery
If asymptomatic, nothing.
Can leave it alone. Especially if small and not changing over the years. If painful, large or increasing in size better to have surgery and fix it before it gets large. Usually an outpatient surgery with a small cut below your umbilicus.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
In brief: ASAP
The smaller it is the easier to repair.

In brief: ASAP
The smaller it is the easier to repair.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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