Aa
A
A
A
Close
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community
25k Members
Avatar universal

Ruptured Navel

I am a big chap and after a lot of weight gain the muscles at the top of my navel seemed to finally give up and rupture - painlessly - producing what is now a reasonably-sized softish (firmer than surrounding tissue but only somewhat) lump just above my navel.

My question is whether there is any point in seeing anybody about this - it does not hurt or do anything - now it has happened, or should I just keep an eye on it?
1 Responses
351246 tn?1379685732
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hi
Thanks for writing to the forum!
What you have is probably an umbilical hernia. In itself, it is not dangerous. However it can increase in size, trap the underlying intestines and cause either ischemia of bowel or intestinal obstruction, both of which are medical emergencies. Hence most doctors advice a surgical repair. Please consult your PCP to start with and get a referral for a surgeon.
Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!

Top General Health Answerers
363281 tn?1518219421
Nelson, New Zealand
1756321 tn?1547098925
Queensland, Australia
19694731 tn?1482853437
AL
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
In this unique and fascinating report from Missouri Medicine, world-renowned expert Dr. Raymond Moody examines what really happens when we almost die.
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
When it comes to your health, timing is everything
We’ve got a crash course on metabolism basics.
Learn what you can do to avoid ski injury and other common winter sports injury.
Here are the pros and cons of the top fad diets and weight loss plans of the year.