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Have Umbilical Hernia, red protruded skin looks stretched, found stains due to discharge from hernia. Suggestion?u

Hi I have an Umblical Hernia , the skin on the protruded part is red in colour, and looks stretched and delicate, it has never given me any problem till date I have started doing cycling in the Gym , also two days back I was in the kitchen, frying some food, the heat from the gas stove affected my umblical hernia and the skin perforated For the last two days I find there is a stain on my shirt due to a discharge from the hernia, Pl advise
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Thank you for the query.

If the skin is red and thin in the hernia area, usually this indicate an inflammation. Such inflammation usually appears due to fat stuck in the hernia (intestine stuck would cause bowels obstruction). Discharge from the hernia is not a good sign. You need to imagine that your abdominal cavity organs are right under this thin skin. So it can get infected much easier that way.

I suggest you to do not wait with this hernia anymore. Please visit general surgeon and have it fixed with small surgery.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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