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 Do paraumbilical hernias affect children differently than adults?
- Q What is a paraumbilical hernia?
- Q What causes a paraumbilical hernia?
- Q Is there a cure for paraumbilical hernias?
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my paraumbilical hernia symptoms?
- Q How do other illnesses affect paraumbilical hernias?