What is Umbilical Hernia?

An umbilical hernia is an abnormal bulge that can be seen or felt at the umbilicus (belly button). This hernia develops when a portion of the lining of the abdomen, part of the intestine, and / or fluid from the abdomen, comes through the muscle of the abdominal wall.
At MGM Hospital CBD, we provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment options for umbilical hernias. Our experienced healthcare professionals are trained to identify the symptoms and offer the best treatment options based on each patient's individual needs and medical history.



Contact our hospital if you notice any of the following signs or symptoms of an umbilical hernia:

  • Appears to be in pain
  • Begins to vomit
  • Has tenderness, swelling or discoloration at the site of the hernia


Our medical staff at MGM Hospital discusses the following reasons of umbilical hernias:

  • Obesity
  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Fluid in the abdominal cavity
  • Previous abdominal surgery
  • Long-term peritoneal dialysis to treat kidney failure


our team, we recognise risk factors for umbilical hernias and finally treat them by doing the following:

  • Umbilical hernias are most common in infants — especially premature babies and those with low birth weights. In the United States, black infants appear to have a slightly increased risk of umbilical hernias. The condition affects boys and girls equally.

  • For adults, being overweight or having multiple pregnancies may increase the risk of developing an umbilical hernia. This type of hernia tends to be more common in women.


At MGM Hospital, our staff take the following precautions to prevent umbilical hernia:

  • Maintain ideal body weight by eating a healthy diet and exercising.
  • Eat enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains to avoid constipation.
  • Use correct form when lifting weights or heavy objects. Avoid lifting anything that is beyond your ability.
  • See a doctor when you are ill with persistent coughs or sneezing.
  • Don’t smoke, as the habit can lead to coughing that triggers a hernia.

How is it diagnosed?

At MGM hospital,there are some common diagnostic tests and procedures provide to diagnose Umbilical Hernia: A doctor will diagnose an umbilical hernia during a physical examination. They may also be able to determine the type of hernia. For example, if it involves the bowel, there may be a risk of obstruction. If the doctor wants to screen for complications, they may request an abdominal ultrasound, an X-ray, or blood tests.
The diagnosis of an umbilical hernia typically begins with a physical examination by a healthcare professional. During the exam, the healthcare professional may ask about the patient's medical history, symptoms, and any factors that may increase the risk of developing a hernia, such as obesity or multiple pregnancies.


How is it treated?

At MGM Hospital CBD, we provide personalized treatment options for umbilical hernias based on each patient's individual needs and medical history. Our experienced healthcare professionals are trained to evaluate the size and severity of the hernia and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan.
Treatment options for umbilical hernias may include:
•Watchful waiting
•Lifestyle changes
•Surgical repair

Laparoscopic hernia repair

Laparoscopic hernia repair is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to repair umbilical hernias. During this procedure, several small incisions are made in the abdominal wall, and a laparoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera and light) is inserted through one of the incisions. This allows the surgeon to view the hernia and surrounding tissue on a video screen.
Using specialized instruments, the surgeon is then able to push the protruding contents of the hernia back into the abdominal cavity and repair the weakened area with stitches or a synthetic mesh.

Open hernia repair

Open hernia repair is a traditional surgical procedure used to repair umbilical hernias. During this procedure, a single incision is made near the site of the hernia, and the surgeon is able to access the weakened area directly.
Open hernia repair is generally associated with a longer recovery time and a higher risk of complications compared to laparoscopic surgery. However, it may be the best option for patients with larger or more complex hernias, or those who have had previous abdominal surgery.

Mesh hernia repair

The mesh used in hernia repair procedures is typically made of a type of plastic called polypropylene, which is safe and well-tolerated by the body. The mesh is placed over the weakened area of the abdominal wall and secured in place with stitches or surgical staples.
Mesh hernia repair is generally associated with a lower risk of recurrence compared to non-mesh repairs, and is often recommended for larger or more complex hernias. However, the use of mesh can also be associated with certain risks, including infection, inflammation, and mesh migra
tion or shrinkage.

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