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Umbilical Hernia and Other Complications? (photo)

I'm a 31 y/o female with a life long umbilical hernia that is about the size of half a golf ball,no matter what size meal I eat my stomach swells up right after, and i always end up looking pregnant. I have constant constipation mixed with diarrhea, with abdominal pain, is this the cause? Should I have surgery and if so which kind of doctor would best perform this and is it covered by insurance?

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Umbilical Hernia and Other Complications?

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Symptomatic umbilicisal hernias are a health insurance covered benefit, in MOST plans. Best to see either a GI doc or General surgeon for evaluation and work up. 


Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Umbilical Hernia and Other Complications

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You should begin by seeing your primary physician, who may suggest a referral to a gastroenterologist or to a surgeon. An umbilical hernia alone would not typically explain the symptoms you are having. The hernia repair would be a covered procedure.

Best wishes.

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Hernia

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You should be evaluated by a general surgeon and possibly a gastroenterologist before considering any cosmetic surgery

Michael Hueneke, MD
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

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