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Umbilical Hernia


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Hello everyone I am new to T-Nation. I recently developed an Umbilical Hernia. It is small directly above the naval. This is really depressing as I have made some great gains toward my goals and with the possibility of having to have surgery I could be down for a while and lose what I have worked so hard to gain. Any advice on the best type of surgery and fastest to recover from.

Also I does it leave scaring. At this time I am able to push it back in but it comes out frequently and does cause some discomfort. Doc said as long as I can keep pushing in in I am okay but I would think take care of it while it is small. I would get it done right now but just hate to stop training. Anyone here ever have one and if so how long before you were back able to start training again.