Umbilical Hernia: Request for Input
I’m 48 and have had an umbilical hernia for about a decade. Until recently, if the bulge became pronounced, I’d push it back in using my thumbs. I’ve stayed active, running, hiking, riding and skiing, but could probably stand to drop 25 pounds.
For the first time, I’m unable to push the bulge back in. I’ve tried ice, lying down- no luck. I have no pain or other symptoms, but this is a new development.
I happen to be seeing my doctor in 10 days for an annual wellness appointment. Should I be worried before then? Any input on my situation or ideas on relieving the bulge are most welcome.
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