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#1 of 3 Old 12-22-2009, 11:51 PM - Thread Starter
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I am 22 weeks, with my second baby. In the past few weeks, as my stomach has started to pop out, I have noticed a pain above my belly button. I had an inguinal hernia with my first pregnancy, and it feels similar, although it is not bulging. It seems to bother me more while standing and when I press on it.

I have a doctor's appointment next week, but I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this. The first time around, my doctor (a different one) sent me to see a surgeon to get his opinion on whether it would be advisable to have a vaginal birth, with the inguinal hernia. He said it would be fine, and I had a natural, vaginal birth. I'm hoping that would be the case this time.

Have any of you experienced a similar pain, and if so what was the verdict? Also, have any of you been diagnosed with hernias and gone on to have healthy vaginal deliveries?

Thanks so much!
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I don't have any experience with this, but I hope you get good news. Let us know what you learn, okay?

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I had a hernia repaired October 2008... I was told it would probably bulge during this pregnancy but if it became painful that I should go in to have an ultrasound done to see if it herniated again. The surgeon said that if it did re-herniate they would not go in to repair it till after the baby was born unless it posed a risk of bowel poking through.

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