An umbilical hernia is a health condition where the abdominal wall behind the navel is damaged. It may cause the navel to bulge outwards—the bulge. Left supraumbilical [ventral] hernia. Discussion. Acquired hernias are of many types. One way of classifying them is external or abdominal wall hernias [defect in. Your muscles are usually strong and tight enough to keep your organs and intestines in place, but a hernia can develop if there are any weak spots.

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They may also be able to determine what type of hernia is it.

Umbilical hernia: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

To learn more and make choices about data use, visit our Advertising Policy and Privacy Policy. Most people are able to suprxumbilical to all their normal activities within a month of surgery. In open surgerythe surgeon will open the site and repair the hernia by using mesh and stitching the muscle together.

Merck Manual Professional Version. You’ll hetnia be advised to wait for your child to reach this age because the operation isn’t essential unless there are complications.

Ventral Hernia

It is important that only the doctor attempts this. Seek emergency care if the bulge becomes painful or tender. Your muscles are usually strong and tight enough to keep your organs and intestines in place, but a hernia can develop if there are any weak spots. An umbilical hernia can be fixed in two different ways. How far the projection of the swelling extends from the surface of the abdomen the belly varies from child to child. Umbilical hernias are common and typically harmless.


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How can supraumbilical and umbilical ventral hernias be treated?

Most surgeons will not repair the hernia until 5—6 years after the baby is born. Ultrasound of the Week.

Surgery is recommended for most adults with an umbilical hernia because the hernia is unlikely to get better by itself when you’re older and the risk of complications is higher. American Pediatric Surgical Association.

The size of the base of the herniated tissue is inversely correlated with risk of strangulation i. Causes of increased pressure in the abdomen include:. In contrast to an inguinal herniathe complication suprakmbilical is very low, and in addition, the gap in the muscles usually closes with time and the hernia disappears on its own. Please accept our privacy terms We use cookies and similar technologies to improve your browsing experience, personalize content and offers, show targeted ads, analyze traffic, and better understand you.

What is the outlook for a ventral hernia? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the majority of infants, the hernia closes without treatment by the age of 12 months.


For a complete diagnosis, a doctor will ask you about your symptoms and perform a physical exam.

Herrnia umbilical hernia operation usually takes about 20 to 30 minutes. For adults, being overweight or having multiple pregnancies may increase the risk of developing an umbilical hernia.

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Treatment is surgical, and surgery may be performed for cosmetic as well as health-related reasons.

Register take the tour. An umbilical hernia causes a bulge in the area around the navel. Pediatric abdominal wall defects.

Since the introduction of the first birth control pill inwomen have come to rely on the pill as an effective way to prevent pregnancy. At times, there may be a fleshy red swelling seen in the hollow of the umbilicus that persists after the cord has fallen off. Oh, mama… parenting is hard. How is a ventral hernia diagnosed?