An umbilical hernia occurs when part of the bowel or fatty tissue pokes through an area near the belly button, pushing through a weak spot in the surrounding abdominal wall. This article looks at the causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of umbilical hernias.
Nonsurgical Procedure. Watchful waiting is generally not recommended for adults with an umbilical hernia. You may be able to wait to repair umbilical hernias.
Umbilical hernia is when the belly button pops outwards due to a weakness in the muscles in or around the belly button. An umbilical hernia is a result of weakness in the muscles in or around your belly button. Your GP or surgeon will usually recommend umbilical hernia repair.