Umbilical Hernia

About- An umbilical hernia occurs when part of the intestine protrudes through the umbilical opening in the abdominal muscles.

 Soft swelling or bulge usually painless near the navel (umbilicus)
 Bulge may be noticed when a baby cries, coughs or strains but may disappear other time
 Abdominal discomfort during adulthood
 Weak abdominal wall
 High abdominal pressure
 Multiple pregnancies
 Multiple gestation pregnancies (having twins, triplets, etc.)
 Chronic peritoneal dialysis
 Abdominal surgery
 A chronic cough
Specialists to visit
 General Surgeon
 Paediatric surgeon

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