I have a hernia just above my belly button.

Patient

Q: I have a hernia just above my belly button. I had an operation in 2013 its now held down by a metal mesh. Am I still able to get pregnant with it? And if I did would I need it removing? As i am 23 and havrnt haf any children yet

Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.com.
I understand your concern.
Yes, the metallic mesh is not going to cause any issues with your pregnancy.
Only in rare instances, the mesh might have to be cut ( mostly during C- section ), if the need ever arises, and, in that case, the surgery needs to be done again.
But this is a worst case scenario, so please do not worry.

All the best!!

Regards.

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