Umbilical Hernia: Should I Have Surgery? | HealthLink BC - Adult hernias umbilical
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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. They are common in newborns and infants, but they can affect adults, too. This article looks at the causes. Umbilical hernias are common and typically harmless. They are most common in infants, but they can affect adults as well. In an infant, an.