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I'm beginning to get a small pop out near my navel. I'm guessing its a hernia, sometimes it is uncomfortable but most times not. What should I do?
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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Hernia
This is most likely a hernia which is a ballooning of a defect in the abdominal wall.
. These sometimes can have bowel come in and out of it. There is a danger of bowel strangulating in the pouch and if this happens it is dangerous. Please see your doctor.

In brief: Hernia
This is most likely a hernia which is a ballooning of a defect in the abdominal wall.
. These sometimes can have bowel come in and out of it. There is a danger of bowel strangulating in the pouch and if this happens it is dangerous. Please see your doctor.
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: See a Hernia Surgeon
What you are describing sounds like an umbilical hernia; this can be confirmed by a simple physical exam and easily repaired via outpatient surgery.
The decision regarding hernia repair is based on risks v.Benefits: the benefit of repair is pain-relief and prevention of bowel getting "stuck" in the hernia (which is a surgical emergency); the risk of surgery depends on your age and overall health.

In brief: See a Hernia Surgeon
What you are describing sounds like an umbilical hernia; this can be confirmed by a simple physical exam and easily repaired via outpatient surgery.
The decision regarding hernia repair is based on risks v.Benefits: the benefit of repair is pain-relief and prevention of bowel getting "stuck" in the hernia (which is a surgical emergency); the risk of surgery depends on your age and overall health.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Get checked
Your doctor will be able to tell you.

In brief: Get checked
Your doctor will be able to tell you.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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