Symptoms of paraumbilical hernia include a bulge adjacent to the navel that is more prominent while standing than while lying down. There may be pain and, especially if the bulge does not go down, it should be treated as a medical emergency. Unlike umbilical hernias, paraumbilical hernias occur next to the navel rather than through it, and are more common in adults than children.
- Q What is a paraumbilical hernia?
- Q Is there a cure for paraumbilical hernias?
- Q How do I manage my paraumbilical hernia on a daily basis?
- Q How common are paraumbilical hernias?
- Q How do I prepare to see my doctor about my paraumbilical hernia?
- Q Do paraumbilical hernias affect children differently than adults?