Words matter. Some call a hernia a rupture, signifying the move of an abdominal organ out of its normal location, moving thru a barrier.The belly button or midline abdominal hernia is usually benigh.The belly muscles tighten with age & gradually the hernia disappears.There is some risk of the muscles tightening & trapping the hernia out-but a warm bath can relax baby & release it, if not the surgeon must fix it.
No. Hernias are congenital openings that have failed to close. In many cases repair is indicated, especially if symptomatic. They can incarcerate and cause pain.
My wife had open abdominal surgery for an appendix rupture about two months ago. There seems to be a lump near the scar. Hernia or scar tissue?
Lumpy scar. It can be either. Wouldn't hurt for her to check with the surgeon who did her operation. Read more...