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Symptoms of an umbilical hernia in adults

Most often, these types of hernias are found in overweight patients or among women who have given birth. If the hernia is small, it is unlikely to cause severe pain, but if or when it increases in size, it can show more symptoms than just discomfort and cosmetic defect.

An umbilical hernia has a number of symptoms:
A bulge inside or around the navel (often most noticeable when coughing or straining)
pain at the site of the hernia;
sharp pain inside the abdominal cavity with severe vomiting may mean that the hernia is strangulated;
abdominal discomfort;
pressure in the lower abdomen;
loss of appetite.

Causes of an umbilical hernia

Pathology develops due to the weakness of the abdominal wall, mainly around the navel. If the opening through which the umbilical cord passes during pregnancy does not close properly after birth, it can cause a hernia either at birth or later in life.

In adults, too much pressure in the abdomen can increase the likelihood of an umbilical hernia.

Risk factors:

constantly or intermittently increased pressure in the abdominal cavity;
ascites or fluid in the abdomen;
multiple pregnancy;
previous abdominal surgery;
chronic peritoneal dialysis;
high work activity, for example, lifting and carrying heavy loads;
chronic cough.

Umbilical hernia treatment in adults

In most adults, umbilical hernias are treated with surgery to put the abdominal tissue back in place and close the abdominal wall.


The diagnosis of a hernia is made after a doctor's examination and palpation of the umbilical region. In obese people, an ultrasound or CT scan may be required to clarify the severity of the pathology.

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