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  • Procedure Time
    20-30 minutes
  • Anaesthesia
  • Overnight stay
    1 night
  • Recovery Time
    1-2 weeks

What is an Umbilical Hernia?

An umbilical hernia is a prominent swelling that occurs inside or outside the belly button. While this swelling is sometimes the size of a chickpea, sometimes it can grow as much as an orange. Umbilical hernias can occur during pregnancy or later. In some pregnancies, it has been observed that the umbilical hernia disappears after delivery.

How does an Umbilical Hernia occur?

The formation of umbilical hernia emerges with the outward swelling of the navel.The area where the hernia occurs is the area where the cord, which acts as blood flow between the mother and the baby, enters the abdominal wall of the baby while the baby is in the mother's womb. with the outward swelling of the navel, which is normally inward. When you look from the outside,the swelling can be seen easily in the belly.

Umbilical Hernia Symptoms

The most important symptom of umbilical hernia is swelling and deformity that develops outward in the umbilical region. A feeling of pressure and pain around the swollen area are also among the hernia symptoms. The patient's complaints increase with physical activity. In the umbilical hernia, there is usually small intestine and intra-abdominal adipose tissue. Conditions such as inability to push the swelling in the navel, nausea, vomiting and constipation are described as emergencies. These symptoms are indications of circulatory disorder and tissue destruction as a result of compression of the organs protruding from the hernia hole. In such a case, the patient should be operated without delay.

What are the causes of Umbilical Hernia?

A hernia may occur in infants as a result of the umbilical cord not closing completely after the cut. However, except for babies.Hernia may occur due to excess weight, accumulation of water in the abdomen, pregnancy etc.Umbilical Hernia is more common in women. The most important reason for this is the pregnancy because Umbilical Hernia usually occurs during the pragnancy.

Is Umbilical Hernia painful?

There is a feeling of pain in the symptoms of umbilical hernia. The pain is felt when the hernia is compressed. In cases such as coughing and straining, pain may be felt according to the compression ratio of the hernia.

Umbilical Hernia Treatment

Treatment of umbilical hernia recovery can be achieved easily with surgery. After the surgery, the person can easily continue his daily life in a short time. Effective results are obtained with the patch method in the surgery of umbilical hernia. In some minor hernia diseases, patching is not applied. However, umbilical hernia performed with the patch method has a greater protection rate at the point of repeating surgeries. After the operation of the umbilical hernia, The patient should not lift heavy weights. While the daily diet can be continued, painkillers can be taken without exceeding the rate given by the physician.The patient should consume plenty of water in two days after surgery.