What is an Umbilical Hernia?
Before birth, the veins that form the bond between mother and child and provide the child’s Decencies for growth pass through the umbilical ring. These vessels close with childbirth. A swelling that occurs in the navel when the intra-abdominal organs enter and exit the cavity formed inside the umbilical ring, which has not yet fully closed, is called an umbilical hernia. For this reason, umbilical hernias (umbilical hernia) are of congenital origin.

In Whom Is It Seen?
Most of these hernias close on their own over time. For this reason, umbilical hernias in children are monitored until the age of 4 (if the hernia does not cause conditions such as strangulation, intestinal obstruction).

However, surgery is required as there will be no spontaneous closure when an umbilical hernia occurs in adults. Correcting umbilical hernias with surgery is a simple and safe way. Definitive treatment is performed by directly approaching the edges of the hernia defect (by laparoscopic method or open method) and the risk of recurrence is low. In cases where the abdominal wall is very weak, materials called patches (grafts) can be used for repair.

Treatment of Umbilical Hernia
As with other types of hernia, all conditions that increase intra-abdominal pressure (chronic cough, pregnancy, constipation, heavy lifting) are among the causes of umbilical hernia formation Dec. Umbilical hernias account for 8.5% of all hernias.

In an umbilical hernia, you can feel the open umbilical ring with your finger. In addition, if you notice pain, swelling, tenderness, deformity in the navel, it may indicate that you have an umbilical hernia. In addition, if the swelling suddenly begins to grow, if the hernia does not enter when lying down or trying to push in, if the sensitivity has increased, if there are signs such as inability to use the toilet, nausea, vomiting, you should urgently apply to the hospital.

This means that one or more of the intra-abdominal organs have entered your umbilical hernia and are stuck here, which means that surgical intervention should be performed before these organs that are urgently trapped lose their viability. Otherwise, the operation that will be performed will not only be an umbilical hernia operation, a surgical procedure for the compressed organ will also be required.