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What causes a paraumbilical hernia?

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  • A paraumbilical hernia is caused by fat or part of the intestine bulging through a natural opening in the abdomen wall, around the navel. Paraumbilical hernias usually develop later in life and are often caused by acquired abdomen openings linked to intra-abdominal pressure from carrying excess body weight, ascites (a buildup of fluid between the abdominal lining and the organs), cancer or other intra-abdominal malignancy, or multiple pregnancies.

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