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 Should I talk to my doctor about my paraumbilical hernia symptoms?
- Q How is a paraumbilical hernia diagnosed?
- Q How does a paraumbilical hernia affect the body?
- Q How do other illnesses affect paraumbilical hernias?
- Q How do I prepare to see my doctor about my paraumbilical hernia?