What about umbilical hernias? How are they treated?

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July 11, 2013

Umbilical hernias can occur with or without rectus diastasis. They are usually due to a tear in the naturally weak connective tissue layer under the navel. This results in a bulging navel due to pressure from inside the abdomen. The bulge commonly includes fat from inside the abdomen, and rarely portions of intestines. Umbilical hernias are repaired by closing the hole under the navel with permanent stitches.


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