An umbilical hernia can be defined as a bulge whose size varies with the outward movement of internal organs from the abdominal region.
An umbilical hernia can occur for various reasons. Umbilical hernia consists mostly of the small intestine and intra-abdominal adipose tissue. An umbilical hernia is seen as an outward swelling from the navel or from a position close to the hole. The incidence of umbilical hernia in women is higher. Although umbilical hernia is more common in women, it can also occur in men and infants. The cause of umbilical hernia in women may be pregnancy. In infants, crying, forcing to cry are the causes of umbilical hernia. Umbilical hernia does not pose a danger, as it will pass spontaneously in pregnant women and infants.
Symptoms Of Umbilical Hernia
- Swelling and protrusions in areas near the belly button and belly button
- Formation of pain where swelling and protrusion occur
- Restricting hernia's mobility
- Vomiting with nausea
- Inability to go to the bathroom
- Feeling pain during discharge
- disfigurement due to hernia
- Bruising and flushing in the area of swelling
- Pain caused by pushing and coughing
- Stomach pains, burns
- Dysfunction in internal organs
- Advanced level of blood in the stool
If the swelling in the belly takes the same shape again when it is pushed back, it can be understood that it is a hernia. In this case, it is necessary to consult a specialist.
Treatment Of Umbilical Hernia
The diagnosis of an umbilical hernia is made by examination. In some cases, ultrasound may also be required for diagnosis. An umbilical hernia can sometimes require emergency intervention. Surgical intervention is necessary to eliminate the umbilical hernia. This is why when symptoms are observed, help from a specialist should be sought and treated. Because it is not possible to treat umbilical hernia spontaneously. A hernia, which is the size of chickpeas over time, can reach the size of an orange if left untreated. Treatments may vary depending on the size of the hernia. The reason for this is that the hernia is small or large. These surgical operations can be performed by the laparoscopic or open method. The recovery of the patient treated by the laparoscopic method takes less time. It should also be noted that untreated hernias cause damage to internal organs.