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What should I do about umbilical hernia?

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Dr. David Henry
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: May need surgery

If the hernia is getting bigger, is causing pain, or contains intestines (a surgeon could determine this), then you should see a general surgeon to have it repaired.
If the hernia is not causing you discomfort, then you may not need surgery. It is a good idea to have a general surgeon look at it and discuss open (single larger incision) or laparoscopic (multiple smaller incisions) repair.

In brief: May need surgery

If the hernia is getting bigger, is causing pain, or contains intestines (a surgeon could determine this), then you should see a general surgeon to have it repaired.
If the hernia is not causing you discomfort, then you may not need surgery. It is a good idea to have a general surgeon look at it and discuss open (single larger incision) or laparoscopic (multiple smaller incisions) repair.
Dr. David Henry
Dr. David Henry
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Your choice

Generally, you should have it repaired if it is enlarging or bothering you.
Otherwise you can simply observe it. See a general surgeon for a consultation to get more specifics for your case.

In brief: Your choice

Generally, you should have it repaired if it is enlarging or bothering you.
Otherwise you can simply observe it. See a general surgeon for a consultation to get more specifics for your case.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Observe vs. surgery

If the hernia is small and causing no symptoms, it can be observed.
If the hernia is getting larger, contains intestines, or causes pain or discomfort with activities then see a doctor or a surgeon to see if you should have surgery.

In brief: Observe vs. surgery

If the hernia is small and causing no symptoms, it can be observed.
If the hernia is getting larger, contains intestines, or causes pain or discomfort with activities then see a doctor or a surgeon to see if you should have surgery.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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