Umbilical hernia

What is Umbilical hernia?

Congenital umbilical hernia is a congenital malformation of the navel (umbilicus). Among adults, it is three times more common in women than in men; among children, the ratio is roughly equal. It is also found to be more common in children of African descent. An acquired umbilical hernia directly results from increased intra-abdominal pressure caused by obesity, heavy lifting, a long history of coughing, or multiple pregnancies.

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my baby is vomiting after feed. in a day my wife is able to breast feed 3 times only and rest of times we feed him diluted cow milk. at times the...

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Thanks for your query to health care magic. Vomiting after feeding is a common phenomena for babies. Its called reflux. As long as your...

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My son is 3 years old and has a midline separation, his pediatrician called it an umbilical hernia, but its more of a midline ridge when he strains...

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Umbilical hernia persisting till this age requires surgical correction.

If it is not corrected,...

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I am 21 weeks pregnant,36 years old ,270 lbs., I do not have high blood preasure or diabetes. A year after my 3 year old, i developed an umbilical...

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Umbilical hernia in the mother can be repaired in the same setting if caeserean section in...

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