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I am a male and active in sports. Recently diagnosed with Umbilical Hernia. Is there other treatment method available other than surgery?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: You can ignore it

This label means there is a penetration of underlying tissues trough the layers that are meant to hold it in place.
If it includes a loop of small intestine that loop could become trapped/die/and germs escape to your blood and kill you. If it is small & never bothers you, ignore it. If you notice it often or it ever causes pain it is better to fix it when you are healthy than wait until trapped.

In brief: You can ignore it

This label means there is a penetration of underlying tissues trough the layers that are meant to hold it in place.
If it includes a loop of small intestine that loop could become trapped/die/and germs escape to your blood and kill you. If it is small & never bothers you, ignore it. If you notice it often or it ever causes pain it is better to fix it when you are healthy than wait until trapped.
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