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Bulge in the umbilical area - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   I have a bulge in my umbilical area (belly button) that is tender to the touch and light red in color. I now have some pain in that area. What should I do?
Doctor :   what is the exact location ?
User :   in my belly button.
Doctor :   what is the size of that?
Doctor :   did you find any discharge from it?
Doctor :   Do you have any fever ?
User :   quarter size. I've been told it's a hernia but I'm scared of incarceratedhernia and the possibility of an operation (surgery)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is your age?
User :   40
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   In young age people there are chances of regression
Doctor :   but taking consideration of your age i suggest it is better to go for surgery
Doctor :   but it is a minor surgery .
Doctor :   No need to bother about it
Doctor :   Are you there?

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