Record Deadlift Saturday, Small Navel Bulge Sunday
New guy here.
I’m a 69 year old Masters Division powerliter. I just competed on Saturday the 30th of July, and when I woke up on Sunday morning, I noticed a small bulge about a half inch below my belly button. I discovered this forum after doing a couple days of internet research, and I assume that I have sprung an umbilical hernia. My bulge is about 3/4 of an inch in diameter, or less. It isn’t noticeable while standing, or lying down. It only presents when I apply abdominal pressure, e. g., valsalva breathing, and can be retracted with a push of the finger.
Are “below the navel” hernias more uncommon than hernias that present in the navel, or above the navel?
Is the prognosis for an umbilical hernia dependent upon the precise location?
Does this type of hernia always advance in size? I have been lifting/training seriously for a number of years, and have well developed abdominal muscles & core strength.
I am currently visiting in California, and will be making an appointment with my VA physician upon my return to New Mexico next week.
I appreciate your assistance.
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