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umbilical hernia symptoms?

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Im a 37 female & I went to ER for severe abdominal pain. The pain started around my belly button & moved to my lower rt abdomen. It was assumed that it was appendicitis, but after having CT scan, blood tests & urinalysis, appendicitis was ruled out. Over the weekend, the pain remained intermittent in my abdomen but also spread to my rt flank & under/around my right rib cage area. I went to my general physician & she ran another urinalysis & found rbc &wbc& put me on an antibiotic & referred me to a surgeon. I saw the surgeon & he said he did not find anything unusual, although my appendix was very slightly inflamed. Next I was referred to a urologist who read my CT scan where it stated that I had an umbilical hernia. He put his finger into my naval & pushed in and up & I nearly fell to my knees in pain. He referred me back to a surgeon. I want to be prepared when I go back to a surgeon so I am not shoo'ed away again with no answers. Are these symptoms related to an umbilical hernia?

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replied April 18th, 2014
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

An umbilical hernia creates a soft swelling or bulge near the navel and are usually painless but if strangulated then they are very painful and then it is a surgical emergency.

however if you are having RBC's in urine then kidney causes also need to be ruled out for such kind of pain. My sincere advice is to consult your doctor and get a kidney function test also done.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations, and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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