Umbilical Hernia

  • DCEric

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    Feb 28, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
    Ouch. So I've been diagnosed with an umbilical hernia. Anyone have one? What can I expect in terms of recovery time after surgery?

    Any suggestions on how you kept yourself comfortable while waiting to get things taken care of?
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    Feb 28, 2014 11:20 PM GMT
    I had that and the surgery was not too bad. A little sore for a few days after, then it hurt a little now and then for a couple of weeks. After about 4-6 weeks back to normal. I can lift and do everything I want and have virtually no scar.
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    Mar 01, 2014 12:43 AM GMT
    judging by your "mandatory mirror pic." and it's date. I'd say you'll have no problems, just fallow the rehab schedule.
    -hardest thing is not eating, then only eating when you're told you can.
  • DCEric

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    Mar 01, 2014 12:59 PM GMT
    strongbull saidI had that and the surgery was not too bad. A little sore for a few days after, then it hurt a little now and then for a couple of weeks. After about 4-6 weeks back to normal. I can lift and do everything I want and have virtually no scar.


    Thanks.

    dustin_K_tx saidjudging by your "mandatory mirror pic." and it's date. I'd say you'll have no problems, just fallow the rehab schedule.
    -hardest thing is not eating, then only eating when you're told you can.


    It hadn't herniated then, nor have I had the surgery yet, so there is nothing in that picture to tell you anything.
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    Mar 01, 2014 3:03 PM GMT
    One word of advice Pick your surgeon carefully. Ask around for recommendations and how others surgeries went. Or if your really ballsy call the hospital you would be getting the sx done at and ask to talk to the charge rn on the surgery floor and ask them who they would and wouldn't let cut on them( they will have a list HA). Don't ASSUME that just because they( surgeons) are allowed to practice and admit to hospital X that they are a GOOD surgeon. Shop around....... its your body, more people shop around for a car then their surgeon.
  • DCEric

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    Mar 01, 2014 10:00 PM GMT
    lookinforcars101 saidOne word of advice Pick your surgeon carefully. Ask around for recommendations and how others surgeries went. Or if your really ballsy call the hospital you would be getting the sx done at and ask to talk to the charge rn on the surgery floor and ask them who they would and wouldn't let cut on them( they will have a list HA). Don't ASSUME that just because they( surgeons) are allowed to practice and admit to hospital X that they are a GOOD surgeon. Shop around....... its your body, more people shop around for a car then their surgeon.


    Thanks, although I'm more than well versed enough to navigate the community.
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    Mar 16, 2014 12:32 PM GMT
    How did it happen?
  • DCEric

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    Mar 23, 2014 12:53 PM GMT
    StephenOABC saidHow did it happen?


    Apparently it happens quite easily. A rough sneeze or cough can do it. However, because I lift weights, it seems that was the likely cause. Squats and Deadlifts make you more vulnerable.
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    Nov 13, 2014 9:55 PM GMT
    Umbilical hernia or inguinal hernia.

    Umbilical is through the belly button. It's rare in adults. Usually present from childhood. An inguinal hernia can develop over time. Lifting weights is one of the causes.