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Have a small hernia under my belly button. I have had 3

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Have a small hernia under my belly button. I have had 3 children all born C-section. Tonight I am having pain on and off coming from underneath the belly button in area of hernia. Walking much or lifting laundry baskets causes pain. I tripped this morning but caught myself before I fell but wondered if I strained the hernia? What can I do to help the on and off pain?
Dr J Burk :

Hi

Dr J Burk :

Is the pain situated where the hernia is?

Customer:

Yes

Dr J Burk :

Is it tender?

Customer:

no

Dr J Burk :

Thanks

Dr J Burk :

Have you had pain like this before?

Customer:

no, rarely get gas pains, this is intermitant

Dr J Burk :

Thanks

Dr J Burk :

Any problems with nausea,vomiting or with your bowel function?

Customer:

no

Dr J Burk :

Thanks

Dr J Burk :

To be honest hernias usually cause no pain

Dr J Burk :

Usually when there is pain that indicates a problem with the hernia

Dr J Burk :

Such as incarceration - when the contents of the hernia become "stuck"

Dr J Burk :

I would advise you that you need to be examined bu your own dr - simply giving you advice to take pain relief and wait it out would not be appropriate

Dr J Burk :

Dr Jef

Customer:

ok thanks anyway

Dr J Burk :

You are welcome.

Dr J Burk :

Keep well.

Dr J Burk :

Dr Jef

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