What is an Umbilical Hernia?
An Umbilical Hernia is the protrusion of an organ that occurs around the navel; most common in women during or after pregnancy.
What Causes an Umbilical Hernia?
An umbilical hernia can be caused by too much abdominal pressure caused by pregnancy. Other causes can also include obesity, multiple pregnancies, fluid in the abdominal cavity, and/or previous abdominal surgery.
Symptoms of an Umbilical Hernia:
- Soft swelling or bulge near the navel
- Discomfort at the site of the bulge
Treatments for an Umbilical Hernia
Surgery, in which an incision is made and the protrusion or bulge is returned to the abdominal cavity.
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