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I have a hernia just above my belly button.

Patient: 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: Hello,Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.com.I understand your concern.Yes, the metallic mesh is not going t o 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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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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