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Umbilical ulcer, painful across belly button. What now?

Hi I have an umbilical ulcer and it causes me great pain a few times per year, it also feels like my tissue is separating like a band width wise across my stomach from my belly button, and it does protrude about an inch from inside belly button, I was wondering if and when I should get surgery to fix this? Can it just keep getting worse?
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Thank you for the query.

If no discharge from the belly button, most likely you do suffer from umbilical hernia. The main problem with such hernia is that the hole in the abdominal wall is usually small so the intestine can stuck in it what usually leads to bowels obstruction or intestines necrosis. And you never know when will it happen.

So if it gives you pain I suggest you to get scheduled for surgery and do not wait anymore.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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