Umbilical Hernia in Children Directory

An umbilical hernia occurs when part of the small intestine passes through the abdominal wall and is often visible after the umbilical cord falls off. Symptoms include swelling beneath the skin, constipation, a heavy abdominal feeling, discomfort in the abdomen when bending, and more. Many times, treatment is not necessary. If it is, surgery can repair the hernia. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how an umbilical hernia is caused, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.

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