Umbilical hernia surgery during pregnancy

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Avatar f tn Hey so I found out I have an umbilical hernia and it's killing me. I'm 35 weeks and 3 days today. Baby is fine but I'm in so much pain. Doctor says they can't do anything till after my baby is out. I don't know what I'm gonna do for these next 5 weeks. I don't want her to come early but I don't know how long I can take the pain.
615752 tn?1361871586 Has anyone had a hernia repair during pregnancy as well?
Avatar n tn One was an umbilical hernia and the other was another type that was lower down in the abdomen, I can't recall the name right now. Both were repaired during my surgery. I can speak to the hernia surgery, but of course mine was in conjunction with a complete hysterectomy. Because I had two hernias repaired, I woke up with a "binder" on. It is a large, thick, stretchy type of material that wraps around you and closes tightly with velcro.
Avatar f tn ) During this pregnancy my hernia got worse, and looks like I am going to need surgery on it very very soon. I am soo nervous about this. I know i need it, I have only been put under for a DNC i had done, but have panic attacks just thinking about this surgery. has anyone had this surgery? how long did it take to recover? I just need some positive feed back maybe to make me feel a little better please!
Avatar n tn Adults with umbilical hernias are at a higher risk of developing complications such as blockage or strangulation of the intestines, which often requires emergency surgery, and can be life-threatening. If there are symptoms of an umbilical hernia even without complications, you should consult your doctor for advice. In adults, most umbilical hernias do not correct themselves unless diagnosed at a very early stage, and they must be treated with minor surgery.
Avatar f tn I had an umbilical hernia with my 3rd pregnancy. I was told they wouldnt do surgery while I was pregnant unless it became strangled. I had surgery about 2 months after my son was born. I got pregnant a few weeks later and went on to deliver my 4th child without difficulties. The surgery itself didnt take long and I left the same day. You are told to do no lifting afterwards. The insiion is maybe 1.5 inches long and kinda curved like a smiley face smile.
Avatar f tn I had a umbilical hernia fixed 9 months ago after the birth of my baby, I am now almost 15 weeks pregnant again. I have been having pain in my bellybutton for awhile now, and my OB DR said that I may have another hernia, last night I was in the worse pain ever with my belly button, When my husband and I looked at it, my belly button was completly poking out and very hard, purple,and it hurt to walk. If I was later in my pregnancy I would have thought possible labor.
1222635 tn?1366399886 I got an umbilical hernia during my 3rd pregnancy. I had to have surgery to repair it after my DS was born. They did a mesh repair and it healed great. I got pregnant 3 weeks later and have not had any problems with it. The mesh held and it doent bother me anymore. Good luck hun.
Avatar n tn I am looking for more info on pregnancy after an endometrial ablation. I had an ablation in May 2002. January 2003 I was not feeling well and went to the family doctor. She thought it may be an ectopic pregnancy since I was told I was sterile. I had an ultrasound to discover it was an interuterine pregnancy and I was about 9 weeks. I am now 17 weeks and for the past month trying to decide to terminate or continue.
Avatar n tn Discomfort from gas between shoulders, nothing bad just did not expect that. Waiting for the surgery was worse then the surgery...Best of luck to you!
Avatar n tn I just had umbilical hernia surgery and the first sign was a 'popped out' belly button. It probably occurred during pregnancy but it was there 12 weeks post-partum & that's how it was diagnosed. Definitely consult a dr about this.
Avatar f tn It is possible it will go down or be less noticeable after you deliver, yet will always be there. If it gets worse surgery will be the treatment. I scheduled my hernia surgery just this morning for the end of NOV. YIPPY LOL Hope This Helps.
Avatar n tn To me it sounds like an umbilical hernia. I have one and sometimes will get sharp shooting pains, or sometimes just a dull but constant soreness pain feeling. I found out I had it during my 2nd pregnancy, and one of my doctors (I had several ob/gyns at my office that I would see) said I more than likely had it since I was born but being pregnant stretched it bigger, but that I would probably never need surgery on it.
1222635 tn?1366399886 I got the guts to finally ask my doctor here, and he diagnosed me with an umbilical hernia, which I will need surgery to fix after Kora is born. My doctor TOLD me, that with pregnancy the abdominal muscles actually tear from the center of your belly and move to the sides of your abdomen, which is why a belly looks funny if you try to sit up or flex your abdominal muscles after birth.
Avatar m tn I had umbilical hernia surgery more then 2 months ago and it wasnt healing right. My belly button was folding over and seroma leaked out constantly. The surgeon decided to do an adomal clean out and remove my belly button. its been two weeks since that surgery and he applied a drain to the wound. After seeing him yesterday he put me on anti-biotics and says to come back in a week. I am just very frustrated and want to heal up. Is it normal to be leaking so much seroma ?
1300874 tn?1277520827 At the age of 5, I did have a surgery to take care of my Umbilical Hernia. Let me not forget to mention, I have been diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). Also if it helps, the Dr's never seem to be able to locate a fetus on ultrasound. But sometime in the miscarriage process, my body does evacuate a small tissue filled cacoon looking thing. Where could the babies be attaching themselves to?
254689 tn?1251183640 You ladies have been so supportive of me during my ttc, pregnancy and post partum! Oh one more thing - i too have to have hernia repair surgery - good grief! I was irritated about it until I read Rachel's post today and realized that it's a trivial thing to deal with & I needed to get over it!
Avatar n tn The first surgery was done 3 1/2 years ago and it was gastric bypass surgery which I lost about 100+ lbs. and this past October I had an umbilical hernia repair (where a mesh was put in) and a tummy tuck to take away the excess skin in my abdomen. I know my GYN is concerned about the mesh that was put in to hold my hernia.
167998 tn?1208910744 I've had one abdominal surgery, umbilical hernia repair summer 05. I don't understand why none of this showed up on the ultrasounds. I'm scared because I want kids in the future. If all of this developed this fast should I be concerned? (the ultrasounds were taken in June)Again, any advice is welcomed. THANK YOU!!
1300874 tn?1277520827 At the age of 5, I did have a surgery to take care of my Umbilical Hernia. Let me not forget to mention, I have been diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). Also if it helps, the Dr's never seem to be able to locate a fetus on ultrasound. But sometime in the miscarriage process, my body does evacuate a small tissue filled cacoon looking thing. Where could the babies be attaching themselves to?
Avatar n tn I never noticed any symptoms with him either but I know that it does not always take place with symptoms. I do not take drugs. I did have an umbilical hernia surgery about six months ago- no blood transfusion and I also had a dentist appt. about 3 months ago that involved drilling in my tooth. January of this past year I did get HSV I in my mouth. My husband gets fever blisters from time to time when he is stressed out and my dentist told me that he probably transmitted to me.
764229 tn?1322523484 Probably because of the malpractice risk. And this is interesting because the first OB I saw during this pregnancy said I could have a VBAC if I wanted one. So I guess it really just depends on the OB. However, I have had many many problems with my pregnancy so it could be that in any event they would have done the c-section regardless.
Avatar n tn I went to my OBGYN yesterday and she said it's not an umbilical hernia (which I was afraid of). She said an umbilical hernia would be pretty obvious. She referred me to 3 other IM physicians; the only reason I went to my OBGYN was because the first general practitioner I called told me to go see my OBGYN - go figure. So I'm hoping that it's just a pimple or even an infection that I can cure w/antibiotics - it's better than some of the other stuff I've been reading.
Avatar f tn We were told she would not have a normal looking belly button, and at almost 3 years old it is obvious that her belly button is not as pronounced as most. She suffered a hernia at 6 months, but a quick surgery took care of that. At 2 years old she suddenly began vomiting, which is something we are told needs to be carefully considered due to a possible blockage in the intestines. She was hospitalized for a week, thankfully the blockage cleared and she was sent home.
Avatar n tn So, I apparently have a very deep bellybutton, which in my case has nothing to do with weight (I have a pretty average build). But I have had occasional bellybutton infections before, which are painful and gross. Usually--even without an infection--there is some amount of odor to my bellybutton. Not a ton like some of the others here have posted, but enough to annoy me!
132752 tn?1273345873 It had grown to the point that it shifted to my midline, over my uterus, which is why the first gyn suspected a pregnancy. The gyn who did my surgery did a bikini cut, not suspecting anything out of the ordinary, and had actually started to close before the frozen came back. Thank God, it was self-contained...nothing else was removed. The second-look was done at MSK during which time they did an omentectomy, the washings etc and all came back clean.
Avatar f tn I am the heaviest I have ever been (even during pregnancy) So nice to have all this information now. I have lost about 5 lbs so far, and am starting on my 13th day clean today. So happy to hear this!! Just one more reason to stay clean...who knew?
Avatar n tn I don't think I have had any miscarrages and there were no complications during pregnancy. My first two sons were born face up though - do you think that could have been caused by the shape of my uterus? Can anyone tell me more about the kidney and bladder situation - funny thing is I've been getting a few twinges in my right hand kidney area - I had put it down to old age and/or too many adult beverages.
Avatar f tn During my hospital stay I had the MRSA staph infection in my big incision, a wound vac on 3 of the incisions, pneumonia and they removed 40 ounces of fluid from my right lung. My last surgery was December 18, 2007 and during that surgery they fixed a hernia that was caused from all of the cuts and reversed the ileostomy. I am getting stronger every day. Some days are better than others. I still have pain--I think from the scar tissue.