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    alex117k is offline Junior Member
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    anyone have an umbilical hernia??

    I've had it for a while - doesn't seem to be any bigger than before, but when I drink or eat past a certain point it swells up a bit and gets uncomfortable - I've heard you can get it fixed and a mesh put in.

    Any idea how much it costs?
    Is it inpatient? Outpatient?
    Recuparation time?

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    Military--Free
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    4-6 Weeks.

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    alex117k is offline Junior Member
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    Thanks for the info. Now if a civilian chimes in and tells me how much it costs, I'm in.

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    i've got a very small one.

    it's been there for about two years. i think it was created from doing heavy deadlifts (500+ lbs).

    anyway, if it causes you pain i suggest you go and get it fixed.

    A.A.

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    i've got one. it's just annoying. never had anything other than mild pain associated with it.

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    just had surgery last wed 10/6 for a umbilical and a inguinal hernia. i would get it fixed as soon as you can b4 it get worse. the umbilical took 12 staples to close and the ingunial one took 14, hurts like a mofo the first couple of days,

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    I've had an umbilical hernia since I was 4 according to my dad whose a surgeon so I think he knows. It flares up every now and then and I'm just waiting until I need something else done that requires bed rest. It has gotten a little bigger the last few years as I'mm lifting heavier. I'll probably get it fixed in the next year.

    Why concerned about price? You're using insurance, I hope. If not, the outpatient ambulatory and anesthesia alone is going to be over $1500, not to mention the surgeon who'll probably charge another 1000-1400.

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    I have had one for years. Caused by extreme coughing believe it or not, and not lifting. It has never been a real prob for me but I will fix it some day.

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    i am dumb and dont know exactly what this is, can you explain?

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