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Umbilical hernia repair - NHS adult navel


The navel is a protruding, flat, or hollowed area on the abdomen at the attachment site of the Parts of the adult navel include the "umbilical cord remnant" or "umbilical tip", which is the often protruding scar left by the detachment of the.

An umbilical hernia occurs when part of the bowel or fatty tissue pokes through an area near the belly button, pushing through a weak spot in the surrounding abdominal wall. This article looks at the causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of umbilical hernias.

Treatment is usually unnecessary for this common condition in babies. In adults, the condition is more likely to cause problems.

Nonsurgical Procedure. Watchful waiting is generally not recommended for adults with an umbilical hernia. You may be able to wait to repair umbilical hernias.