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Suggest treatment for swollen and painful navel region

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Posted on Fri, 21 Nov 2014
Question: looking down at my belly button it is a little swollen to the right side i have no pain but when i push down on it i can fell something there just under the skin i have been stress out lately but have no pain what can cause that little swelling in the stomach area above the belly botton.
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Paraumbilical Hernia

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

Swelling with no pain in the umbilicus is likely a paraumbilical hernia. Too much stress and abdominal pressure and straining may cause it. Obesity and weight issues predispose to them quite often.

It is easily manageable situation , all it needs is a physical examination first to confirm with some sonograms etc. And then a simple mesh repair fixes it.

Get a general surgeon and let them be the judge of that.

I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.

May the odd be ever in your favour.

Khan
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Suggest treatment for swollen and painful navel region

Brief Answer: Paraumbilical Hernia Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking Swelling with no pain in the umbilicus is likely a paraumbilical hernia. Too much stress and abdominal pressure and straining may cause it. Obesity and weight issues predispose to them quite often. It is easily manageable situation , all it needs is a physical examination first to confirm with some sonograms etc. And then a simple mesh repair fixes it. Get a general surgeon and let them be the judge of that. I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please. May the odd be ever in your favour. Khan