What is the best treatment for umbilical hernia?

Surgical repair. The most durable treatment is surgical repair. A hernia is a weakness of the abdominal wall that can cause the intestines or other internal organs to get be abnormally positioned in the area of weakness. Rarely these organs get stuck which can be serious. The best treatment is to surgically remove the organs and reconstruct the area of weakness.
Surgery. Umbilical hernia repair is a very common and usually straightforward surgery. Depending on the size, it can be done open (single incision) or laparoscopically (multiple small incisions and a video camera). If the umbilical hernia is causing you pain, it should be fixed. You can see a general surgeon to discuss this.
Surgery. Especially recommended in little girls, but not before age 2 years. As most umbilical hernias close spontaneously by age two.
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. .

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Alternate treatments for umbilical hernia in adults?

Operation. It's either an operation or observation. Different techniques for operation depend on your symptoms, physical exam, size if hernia defect and sac, obesity, previous operations at that location, diastasis recti, medical history, your goals, and surgeon experience. See a general surgeon for a consult to find out more. Good luck! Read more...
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. . Read more...

What is the best way to treat a groinal hernia? My husband has this right now. He did have an umbilical hernia that was repaired.

Surgery. For most, surgical, repair is best-unless very high risk from something else. Read more...
Inguinal hernia. There is no best repair for inguinal hernia. I personally recommend laparoscopic repairs for inguinal hernias due to reduced pain and quick recovery. However, many surgeons feel open repairs offer equivalent results. Most techniques have a low recurrence rate complication rate. Finding a surgeon with experience performing the repair is likely more important than the repair type. Read more...

What Pilates exercises should I avoid if 3 months out from an umbilical hernia repair and a rectocele repair? What would be the best exercises for me?

Hernia. No restrictions 3 months after umbilical her is repair are necessary. The rectocele repair however may still warrant activity restriction, and you should check with your surgeon for that. Hope this helps! Read more...

Is umbilical hernia operation best under general anaesthetics?

Not for me. I prefer to perform umbilical herniorraphies under local anesthesia with sedation. Patients wake up faster and with fewer anesthesia side effects. Read more...
Depends. Every case is unique. General anesthesia is very safe, and most patients prefer to be "out of it". Local anesthesia with or without sedation are also safe options. In the end, both you and your surgeon and your anesthesiologist need to be comfortable with the anesthetic technique for your specific scenario. Read more...
It depends on. Your needs and expectations. Small umbilical hernias can be fixed with local and sedation, but larger ones will be easier using a general. Read more...

Sir I have a small umbilical hernia 1cm. I want to know that which surjary best for me? And after how much time I can do exersise?

Get a surgical opin- -ion and ask the surgeon these questions. Everyone has their own protocol after such surgery, depends also on how big it is @ how it's repaired. . Read more...

Do we need treatment for umbilical hernia? And what kind of a treatment? Baby is 2 and a half months old.

Depends. Size? Any symptoms? Some seal in the first year, with omentum and cause no issues. Pediatrician will follow with you. Read more...
Not often. Children may take until the age of 5 for umbilical openings to close up and small defects to disappear. If there are no symptoms of pain and the hernia is not stuck, then the correct treatment is waiting. Read more...

I have a small painless umbilical hernia and can't afford treatment right now. Can I still train for a half marathon?

Yes. As long as it is painless you should be fine. Avoid heavy lifting, bending and straining. If it ever becomes swollen, red and painful it can be an urgent issue. Read more...