Can you have sex with an umbilical hernia?

Yes. If the hernia causes significant pain at any time, it should be fixed. After surgery, depending on the size and type of repair, you may need to avoid intercourse for 3 weeks or so. If you don't have surgery, you can have sex, although you should take it easy if it causes pain.
Yes but. You may need to be gentle. Most importantly, if it is strangulated or the contents are pulsing, get it fixed immediately.
Yes. All activity should be done as tolerated. If it hurts, take it easy. That's usually a good guide.

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How soon can I have sex after an umbilical hernia?

Hernia activity. Activities following hernia repair should be based on comfort. Any activity causing pain should be avoided. I recommend patients avoid strenuous activities for about six weeks, although every patient is differrent in the amount of activity that they would consider strenuous. Read more...

Is sex safe with an umbilical hernia?

Hernia activity. Activities with a hernia should be limited by discomfort. If you experience pain at the site of a hernia, it would be prudent to discontinue whatever activity you are doing. Read more...
Probably . Small size and reducible -- definitely safe . If big or stuck you may want to have a dr. Look at it first. not really too much risk, just possible pain or discomfort. . . Read more...

I had sex four days after an umbilical hernia surgery. Will that affect the recovery?

No. The defect in the abdominal wall necessitating hernia repair in the para umbilical area is small. With heavy and at least 2 layer suture repair especially if no mesh required, chance of disrupting suture line rare. If this had been initiated during sexual activity severe pain as one or more sutures broke would have been readily noted. More problems would have been noted in an inguinal repair. Read more...
Possibly. Try to refrain from strenuous activity for 4-6 wks Only time will tell if you created a problem Let your surgeon know. Read more...