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Hello, my name is***** thank you for your question. I am a qualified MD with 18 years’ experience and I am happy to work with you on this.
Please provide some more information so that I can provide you with a better informed answer.
What is your age and gender?
Have you been operated for umbilical hernia before? When?
What are your symptoms that make you think it has reopened?
Please provide this info and I will help you further with my answer.
What makes you think it has opened up?
It is not uncommon for hernias to recur after a surgery.
About 5 to 10 % of umbilical hernias recur after surgery.
However you need not worry about this immediately, it might not be a recurrence, the swelling may be due to other reasons like fluid collection.
You should consult your doctor, the one who did the surgery, at the earliest for this.
Hope this resolves your query. If you need more help, just write back here so l can continue to assist. Stay safe!
Dr. P. Jyoti