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Hello Doctor, I am 58 years old and had an umbilical hernia for 10 years -no symptoms during surgery for burst appendix in December 2017 the surgeon stitched it up I was told that a mesh was not placed because of the septic condition will a CT scan show whether its intact? What precautions should I take to see it does not return? If it does can I live with it? I ask because I was told I had lung issues -pleurisy -due to anesthesia thank you for your time warm regards

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Hello. Hopefully it will not come back if done properly. You should avoid conditions that increase abdominal pressure viz. Constipation, cough and lifting heavy weights. Regards.
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