Umbilical Hernia

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

Symptoms-
 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
 
Causes-
 Weak abdominal wall
 High abdominal pressure
 Multiple pregnancies
 Multiple gestation pregnancies (having twins, triplets, etc.)
 Ascites
 Chronic peritoneal dialysis
 Overweight
 Abdominal surgery
 A chronic cough
 
Specialists to visit
 Paediatrician
 General Surgeon
 Paediatric surgeon

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org

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