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 How do I prepare to see my doctor about my paraumbilical hernia?
- Q How is a paraumbilical hernia diagnosed?
- Q What increases my risk for a paraumbilical hernia?
- Q Are paraumbilical hernias more common in men or women?
- Q What are the treatment options for a paraumbilical hernia?
- Q How do other illnesses affect paraumbilical hernias?