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If the hernia appears directly at the navel it is called an umbilical hernia. If the hernia appears in the around your navel it is called a paraumbilical hernia. Your surgeon will be able to tell you what type of hernia you have.

Left untreated a hernia may trap your intestines (bowel) or cut off the blood supply to other areas within your abdomen (called a strangulated hernia).

Umbilical hernias in children


Newborn babies or younger children often have umbilical hernias. As your child grows this hernia usually closes on its own. See your GP for advice on treating your child’s hernia.

Umbilical hernias in adults


Adults usually experience a paraumbilical hernia. These hernias are most common in overweight patients or in women following childbirth. The may appear as a lump with no pain or discomfort but in many cases hernias can be very painful. Unlike hernias in children, adult hernias do not close on their own. Call us today to arrange a consultation about umbilical hernia repair surgery.

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Cardiff Bay Hospital
Dunleavey Drive
Cardiff
CF11 0SN

02920 836700

Wonford Road
Exeter
EX2 4UG

01392 262110

Venns Lane
Hereford
HR1 1DF

01432 355 131

Foxhall Road
Ipswich
IP4 5SW

01473 279100

Clayton Road
Newcastle-under-Lyme
ST5 4DB

01782 625431

Longden Road
Shrewsbury
SY3 9DP

01743 282628

Junction Road
Norton
Stockton on Tees
TS20 1PX

01642 367439

Kingswood Road
Tunbridge Wells
TN2 4UL

01892 531111

The Chase
Old Milverton Lane
Leamington Spa
CV32 6RW

01926 436351
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