This is only until I have surgery
You know what, its easier to do it then to tell you how, lol... Lay flat on your back. Gently push it back toward the muscle opening. It should fall right back in. If you lay on the belt so that after you reduce it you can close it while you're still laying flat it will work better. My dog has a belly button hernia and I check it every day to be sure I can reduce it, because they day comes that I can't he'll need it fixed.
I have probably first assisted on close to a thousand inguinal hernias (I had a umbilical hernia repair myself). The landmarks are between the pubis bone and the iliac crest (hip bone up front). Exhale and gently manipulate the protrusion back in. If you cannot get it reduced, you need to go to the ER! That protrusion is bowel and if it is being constricted to the point that it cuts off the circulation, that section will begin to die. Be very careful!
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