A to Z: Hernia, Umbilical. An umbilical hernia is a hernia that happens when part of the intestines bulges through the abdominal wall next to the belly button. An umbilical hernia is diagnosed during a physical exam. Sometimes imaging studies — such as an abdominal ultrasound or a CT scan — are. 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.

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Not to be confused with Diastasis recti. Upper Hematemesis Melena Lower Hematochezia. At times, there may be a fleshy red swelling seen in the hollow of the umbilicus that persists after the cord has fallen off.

Hernia – Umbilical

The use of bandages or other articles to continuously reduce the hernia is not evidence-based. Umbilical hernias also are associated with several congenital syndromes and medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, mucopolysaccharidosis, Down syndrome, Beckwith—Wiedemann syndrome, and exomphalos—macroglossia syndrome.

An acquired umbilical hernia directly results from increased intra-abdominal pressure berniorrafia by obesityheavy liftinga long history of coughingor multiple pregnancies. A loop of intestine can move into the opening between abdominal muscles and cause a hernia.

How doctors diagnose umbilical hernias. Coeliac Tropical sprue Blind loop syndrome Small bowel bacterial overgrowth syndrome Whipple’s Short bowel syndrome Steatorrhea Milroy disease Bile acid malabsorption. If the hernia is not reducible, then the hernioerafia of intestine herniorrafiw be caught in the weakened area of abdominal muscle.


herniorrfaia If the muscle doesn’t close correctly, the intestines can poke through. Read on to learn about its causes and treatments. This book is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4. They usually heal on their own by the time a baby is 1 year old.

In some cases, the content gets trapped in the hernia sac, outside the abdominal wall.

Hernia (Umbilical/Inguinal)

Currently, no prospective data have conclusively found clear advantages of one technique herniorrwfia another. The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic. More commonly, the child is asymptomatic, and treatment is governed by the size of the defect, the age of the patient, and the concerns that the child and family have regarding the cosmetic appearance of the abdomen.

The Complete Two-year Follow-up.

Experiencing a hernia after a cesarean delivery is a rare but possible complication. The size of the base of the herniated tissue is inversely correlated with risk of strangulation i.

Umbilical hernia: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Skin and subcutaneous tissue only cover an umbilical hernia itself, but the underlying fascial defect allows protrusion of abdominal contents such as omentum or possibly intestines.

Alternatively, it may be an umbilical granuloma that responds well to local application of dry salt or silver nitrate but may take a few weeks to heal and herniorragia.


Heerniorrafia covert scar approach. The causes of umbilical hernia are congenital and acquired malformation, but an apparent third cause is really a cause of a different type, a paraumbilical hernia. If you or your child has signs or symptoms common to an umbilical hernia, make an appointment with your family doctor or your child’s pediatrician.

Treatment for cosmetic purposes is not necessary, unless there are health concerns such as pain, discomfort or incarceration of the hernia content. Can exercise lower blood pressure as effectively as drugs? Kelly Umbilicxl, et al. Symptoms may develop when the contracting abdominal wall causes pressure on the hernia contents.

Peritonitis Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis Hemoperitoneum Pneumoperitoneum. The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. An umbilical hernia in adults usually occurs when too much pressure is put on a weak section of the abdominal muscles. Repair of umbilical and epigastric hernias. Individuals at high risk are more likely to experience higher-than-normal pressure in areas umbilicaal fatty tissue or parts of the gut can protrude. Any scar that is visible will fade after six to twelve months.

Cameron JL, et al. Obesity is a risk factor for umbilical hernias.