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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Are abdominal bloating, flatulence and pain around the navel symptoms of a hernia?

Two days ago,I started with bloating, flatulence and mild pain in my abdominal area around my bellybutton. I’ve thought for a while that I may have an umbilical hernia. The bloating has subsided some (some still present, I’ve had bowel movements but when I press down in area above belly button, I have pain. No fever, no vomiting or diarrhea. Could these symptoms be due to a hernia? If so, what type of doctor should I see?
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
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General Surgeon 's  Response

It could certainly be caused by a hernia.
First of all, you could see your own general practitioner.
Alternatively, you could see a general surgeon.

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