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Is an umbilical hernia a serious cause of concern?

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: just curious I've had an umbilical hernia for 2 years now very small. I'm a 25 year old male 170 lbs 5"11 it's about a quarter the size of a golf ball maybe smaller its a good color just at the tip of a hernia slight discoloration like something wants to pop out. is this anything serious ? can it wait till I go back home and see my gastrointestinal doctor
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Don't worry, it can wait till you go back home and see your doctor.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

After reviewing your hernia my opinion is that for the moment you shouldn't worry about that. It can wait till you go back home and see your doctor.

However if the hernia becomes blue or changes color and/or becomes very painful you should go immediately to the nearest hospital (emergency room) to exclude any incarcerated hernia which is an emergency.

Hope this was of help!
Wish you health!
Dr. Shehu
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Klerida Shehu (11 minutes later)
but from the looks of it. it looks fine ?
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes. there is no complication...

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Yes from the picture it looks fine without complications.
So you can wait and consult the surgeon at your city.
All the best.
Dr.Shehu

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Klerida Shehu (1 hour later)
thank you so much I'm such a hypochondriac lol
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome

Detailed Answer:
Hi back
You are welcome. I can understand. Health is important.
If you have other concerns I would be glad to assist you further.

Dr.Klerida

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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Is an umbilical hernia a serious cause of concern?

Brief Answer: Don't worry, it can wait till you go back home and see your doctor. Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you for asking! I read your query and understood your concerns. After reviewing your hernia my opinion is that for the moment you shouldn't worry about that. It can wait till you go back home and see your doctor. However if the hernia becomes blue or changes color and/or becomes very painful you should go immediately to the nearest hospital (emergency room) to exclude any incarcerated hernia which is an emergency. Hope this was of help! Wish you health! Dr. Shehu