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Umbilical hernia, discolored, unmovable belly button that pains on getting stuck. Want to start workout. Is it advisable?

I used to work at a warehouse and got an umbilical hernia , didn t feel any pain only noticed it because that night I felt the bump while I was taking a shower. This was about 1.5 years ago and still don t have any pain. I don t know when this happened but my belly button is discolored like its blackish, it almost looks like it s really dirty but it s not it s not, this is in my belly button not on the hernia bump. Also it doesn t move in and out, I read that means it s incarcerated but I also read you usually get pain when it s stuck.. Anyway I want to start working out which will require lifting heavy weights regularly including weighted sit-ups/crunches and I imagine that ll strain that area. I m worried about making it worse or if it s unsafe to do?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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you must consult surgeon about it as the work can increase chances of obstrucion
it is good you have no pain in such time
color on belly button may be due to ischaemia or medicines effect tsken for other ailments
i will advise not to do such work without proper consultation by surgeon
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