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 Are there alternative treatments for a paraumbilical hernia?
- Q How do I prepare to see my doctor about my paraumbilical hernia?
- Q Are paraumbilical hernias life-threatening?
- Q How does a paraumbilical hernia affect the body?
- Q Do paraumbilical hernias affect children differently than adults?
- Q How do medications treat a paraumbilical hernia?