What If I Don't Have Umbilical Hernia Surgery?

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An umbilical hernia is the protrusion of abdominal contents through the abdominal wall at the umbilicus, the defect in the abdominal wall and protruding intestine being covered with skin and subcutaneous tissue.

An infant with an abdominal hernia has a soft bulge of tissue around the navel that may protrude when the baby cries, coughs or strains.

During the growth of the fetus, the intestines grow more rapidly than the abdominal cavity. For a period, a portion of the intestines of the unborn...

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