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    Default Bellybutton Hernia Repair

    hey guys - any of you do this? i just got it done a week ago and it looks aweful! Im all bruised and swollen, have a real "paunch" belly and a totally flat navel! No innie, no outie. Abs/core have been weak for last year because of this, but now I feel like jelly belly.

    Anyone been through this? Only 8 days so i am being super careful in the gym. did calves and biceps - that's about it. i hope it works out....
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    here it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by leanbody View Post
    hey guys - any of you do this? i just got it done a week ago and it looks aweful! Im all bruised and swollen, have a real "paunch" belly and a totally flat navel! No innie, no outie. Abs/core have been weak for last year because of this, but now I feel like jelly belly.

    Anyone been through this? Only 8 days so i am being super careful in the gym. did calves and biceps - that's about it. i hope it works out....
    Not hernia but I had my gall bladder removed through my navel. It took about a month for the swelling to go down and still have a knot there but it is not visable
    It'll be ok, time heals all wounds ;-)

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    thanks bro. i appreciate the comment. im going to the gym tonite - going to do shoulders and see what i can do seated to keep the core out of it. month is a long time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by leanbody View Post
    thanks bro. i appreciate the comment. im going to the gym tonite - going to do shoulders and see what i can do seated to keep the core out of it. month is a long time....
    I think I waited about 8 days, just dont strain and you should be ok

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    thanks for the info, bro. It's 2 weeks tomorrow and it feels really wierd now - totally flat, not innie or outie. I have about 1/2" of belly fat so got to get rid of that. I sure hope it shrinks, cuase bellybutton is about 2x the size it was before - oh well - there goes my modelling career....lol

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    That looks better than mine did.

    My entire belly was blue/purple for a good long time. I think it took me a week before I even walked around the block. I'm sure I took at least a month off from the gym.

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    hey guys - so guess what? doc took out the stitches yesterday and drained 5 CC of fluid from my button! I am back down to an innie! he said i should tape a marble in there so that it heals as an innie, so i have done so. it is less deep again this am (20 hrs later) so i am thinking i may need to go for additional drainage in a week. We'll see. i am dying to do some core exercises. i'ma wait it out tho...

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    Hey bros - its been 3 months and my abs are totally weak. i did an ab & Core class at the gym which felt (hard as hell) pretty good, but I\1 day later i felt like i ripped out some stitches so i backed off again. Any one have experience with this?

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