Umbilical Hernia

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What Is an Umbilical Hernia?

A bump or lump near the navel that occurs when a part of the intestine protrudes through the umbilical opening in the abdominal muscles. It is a problem that is usually more frequent in newborns.

What Should I Do If I Have an Umbilical Hernia?

  • Limit activities that cause pain, discomfort or include a great effort.
  • Go to a medical consultation in order to determine if a surgical intervention is necessary.
  • If an infant has it, visit the pediatrician for evaluation.

Inguinal hernia is not necessarily dangerous.

What Symptoms Usually Occur?

Some symptoms include:

  • Soft inflammation near the navel.
  • Pain when making an effort.
  • In children, hernias do not always cause pain.

If it cannot be pushed, it is an incarcerated hernia, which can cut off the blood supply and surgery is necessary in order to avoid fatal consequences.

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