Umbilical hernia...?

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twinnykook started the topic in Sunday, 7 Apr 2019 at 11:42am

So I took some slams yesterday and my gut started hurting, ignored it and kept surfing - two hours later at home and there’s this thing protruding out of my bellybutton?!

I jammed it back in with my thumb, had a beer and laid up for the night, now it feels okay no pain. Google said it was probably a umbilical hernia. I’m probably gonna go surfing today.

Anyone have any experiences like this?! Am I gonna fuckin die or

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thermalben commented Monday, 8 Apr 2019 at 5:53am

Yep, very painful. I've had a couple of hernias (including an umbilical). Fixing it is relatively easy, the doctor'll put mesh over it during a small procedure. Don't wait too long though, because it ain't gonna fix itself - and it'll gradually get more and more painful too.

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truebluebasher commented Monday, 8 Apr 2019 at 4:28pm

twinnykook watched the movie, once alien exits your belly button your dead meat.
Dr Ben's advice is sound as most Doctors prescribe the operation crook or not,
tbb never had symptoms & only a minor rupture yet all booked me in with pet dog.
I reckon twinnykook is well past biting car tyres. Expect a call from the Pound.

At diagnosis stage it's normal to feel as if pain is elsewhere or another hernia.
As Ben said the patch via umbilical is fair enough but it was sore for a week or so.
I had my wound checked for infection as it looked & felt nastier than what it is.

Doctors recommend 5 weeks no surfing + another few weeks of soft surfing.
Note: You may feel stab pains around area but I had that checked & no issues.
Ask about diet or alt exercise as you'll gain or wear weight past recovery.

Sure does sound like twinnykook is missing out on pre-mid winter season.
Best of health twinnykook...You could raffle off your surplus winter wave stock!
Goldie wave supply is lean this Autumn...twinnykook's wave stocks could soar!

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straddieman commented Wednesday, 10 Apr 2019 at 8:38pm

I had to have an op to get mine put back in. 6 month recovery before i could do any exercise. Wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Get it fixed