Umbilical hernia question
I am a 34 year old female (no prior pregnancies, healthy BMI) and recently developed a sharp pain underneath the belly button after straining with heavy luggage. The pain only occurs when I sit for extended periods of time at work or bend over to pick something up. If I stand or lay down it does not hurt.
After a CT Scan and ultrasound the surgeon found a small umbilical hernia less than 1 cm that contains only fat so they have advised me to watch and wait for a few weeks.
My question is for a woman who plans to get pregnant, does it make more sense to delay the surgery until after having children?
There is not a lot of information available about umbilical hernias in adults, let alone women who want to conceive. Please help!
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