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Umbilical Hernia- What you should know


Umbilical Hernia is a medical condition in which the muscles around the umbilicus allows the tissues of the abdomen to protrude through it.

About 20% of the infants are born with Umbilical Hernia. It usually closes in the first two years after birth, but if it persists till the age of five or more, then it needs to be operated. [1]

Umbilical Hernia is
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging not required
- Affect both male and female children

Usually, the African-American babies are at a higher risk of developing Umbilical Hernia, those who are premature, and those who have low birth weight. Adults can also develop a hernia, which is more often in women.


The symptoms of Umbilical Hernia are:
- When the baby is in obvious pain
- When the baby begins to vomit
- Has tenderness, swelling, or discoloration around the site of the hernia


Self-care: Usually, people are advised not to try any home remedies to repair the condition of Umbilical Hernia. Even doctors advise to wait until the hernia becomes painful, is more than ½ inch in diameter, does not disappear by the age of four, and is blocking or trapping the intestine.

Medication: The only possible solution to cure this condition is surgery. This might usually occur in adulthood when the doctors find no improvement in the condition of the hernia.

Specialists: Do consult a doctor when the symptoms aggravate. mfine consists of a wide range of information related to medical conditions. Also, you can come on board for holistic treatment.

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