How is Umbilical Hernia Treated?

Umbilical hernia happens when the blood supply cord between the mother and the baby falls off within a few days after the baby is born, causing the umbilical cavity to open and grow. This is a shape that babies have. On the other hand, the formation seen in adults happens when the pit closes as a baby and then reopens years later because of a disease. When a woman is pregnant and gains too much weight, the area around the belly button gets sore.

Only 2% of adults get this disease, which goes away on its own in babies and pregnant women and has no cure. If it is not treated, it can even kill you if you do not pay attention to it. Because the umbilical hernia is putting pressure on the intestine, gas and stool can not leave the body. The first pains will be simple, like constipation, nausea, and vomiting. Then, a part of the intestine will die, and the last part will explode, which will kill the person.

Umbilical hernia is a disease that happens when a person suddenly gains or loses a lot of weight, has cirrhosis, acts carelessly and quickly while sitting or standing, lifts too much weight, and does this often. However, most adults have it after surgery.

Treatment of Umbilical Hernia

Since umbilical hernia is a type of hernia in the abdominal wall, it can only be fixed through surgery in adults. Since those that happen to pregnant women and babies go away on their own, they do not need a special treatment. However, the doctor might be able to use a herbal remedy. Patch is a way to close up an abdominal wall hernia. But because the hole in an umbilical hernia is lower than other holes in the abdominal wall, some people do not need a patch. y.

The best way to treat a hernia is to close it with a patch, since hernias that have been fixed with stitches are likely to open up again in the future. All umbilical hernias that are fixed with sutures have a low chance of coming back.

Since umbilical hernias usually happen when there is more pressure inside the belly, they are very common in pregnant women. Pregnant women can be treated on their own, but most of the time, when a cesarean section is used to end a pregnancy, the opening is closed. This method is not good for pregnant women because it leads to bigger problems down the road.

When it comes to adults with umbilical hernias, they can be treated with both open and closed surgeries. Different steps are taken in open and closed surgeries. For example, a standard patch is used in open surgeries, while a composite patch is used in closed surgeries.

Composite patches are more expensive than standard patches, so they make surgery more expensive and are not used as often. It does have an advantage over regular patches, though. For example, people with umbilical hernias whose umbilical cavity is too open are told to get closed-type surgery. This is convenient and comfortable for them, even though it is expensive. As the umbilical hernia gets bigger, the standard patch becomes less useful compared to the composite patch. It makes sense to choose standard patches so that people with small umbilical hernias do not have to pay more.

Patients can sometimes go home the same day after open or closed surgeries. Because surgery to fix an umbilical hernia is easy and does not hurt. After a patch is used to treat an umbilical hernia, the chance of it coming back is so small that it can be called “non-existent.” So, it is the method of treatment that is most likely to work.

Some doctors do not fix wounds well or use patches, which leaves holes. These holes make it hard to fix the wound and put the patient in danger. Opens that have happened more than once are also bad for the patient. Umbilical hernias that come back will never be the same as the first ones. They will always be bigger and grow in a more painful way.

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