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What are the symptoms of an umbilical hernia?

The most common symptoms associated with umbilical hernia are pain and a bulge. Usually symptoms are stable over time, but often the bulge can become larger or can involve entrapment of internal organs such as intestine. Anyone with a known umbilical hernia who develops persistent nausea and vomiting with severe abdominal pain and inability to pass gas or stool may have intestinal entrapment (incarceration or strangulation) resulting in is a potentially life-threatening situation. This is a medical emergency which requires immediate evaluation; proceed to your nearest emergency room without delay.


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