Umbilical hernia

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What is umbilical hernia?

An umbilical (belly button area) hernia is an outward bulging (protrusion) of the abdominal lining or part of the abdominal organ(s) by the navel area. This is commonly seen at birth or may be seen in adulthood after trauma or stress to the abdominal area has occurred.

Common symptoms reported by people with umbilical hernia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people for umbilical hernia

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Compare treatments taken by people with umbilical hernia

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Who has umbilical hernia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 26 say umbilical hernia is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 2
30s 19
40s 37
50s 52
60s 33
70+ 11
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 9
30-39 years 18
40-49 years 15
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 42
Female 113

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 86
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from umbilical hernia patients who have completed their condition history
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