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.
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my paraumbilical hernia symptoms?
- Q How is a paraumbilical hernia diagnosed?
- Q Do paraumbilical hernias affect children differently than adults?
- Q Are paraumbilical hernias life-threatening?
- Q Are paraumbilical hernias more common in men or women?
- Q Are there alternative treatments for a paraumbilical hernia?