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I think I may have a hernia
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Hernia occurs when part of an internal organ pushes through an opening in the organ’s wall. There are many types of hernias such as Inguinal Hernia (in the groin), Umbilical Hernia (around the belly button), and Incisional Hernia (through a scar). Discuss topics including prevention, symptoms, causes and surgical treatments for hernias.

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I think I may have a hernia

I discovered an odd lump in my belly button a few days ago. It doesn't cause me any discomfort and only mild pain if i touch it. I was wondering if someone could give me some insight of what this really is. Below is a link to a picture of it.

http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr273/Eldgeon/071013201452_zpsafb03c5f.jpg
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Hi, sorry am unable to visualize the picture. The lump could be an umbilical hernia, which appears as a bulge around the belly button. It occurs when the muscle around the navel doesn't close completely. In hernia, the bulge usually increases in size on coughing or straining and decreases on lying down. Other causes of a lump could be a lipoma or a hematoma. I suggest you consult your primary care physician for an evaluation, if needed he may refer you to a general surgeon. Regards.
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