Umbilical pain is pain that occurs in the center of the abdomen, near the navel, or belly button. The pain can be focused on the umbilical region or radiate out to other parts of the abdomen. Common causes include appendicitis, umbilical hernia, constipation, or over-exertion of the abdominal muscles.
Umbilical pain can accompany acute appendicitis, a condition in which the appendix rapidly becomes progressively inflamed. Emergency treatment is required, as the appendix can burst and spill bacteria into the abdominal cavity, causing a more severe condition called peritonitis, or inflammation of the tissue that lines the abdominal cavity. Typically, the pain starts at the navel and extends to the lower right side of the abdomen. Other symptoms of acute appendicitis include high fever, chills, constipation, nausea and vomiting.
One of the most common causes of umbilical pain in infants is a hernia. In an umbilical hernia, the abdominal lining or part of the abdominal organs protrude through the area surrounding the navel. It is caused when the muscle surrounding the navel does not close completely after birth. The hernia usually resolves on its own by age one. In cases when a hernia is cutting off blood supply, surgery to repair the bulge is usually recommended. Umbilical hernias can also occur in adults, and surgery is usually required to repair the bulge.
Life Threatening Causes
Life-threatening causes include conditions which result in death or permanent disability within 24 hours if left untreated.
Causes of umbilical region pain developed by WikiDoc.org
Umbilical hernias often occur in infants. Most of the time, they close on their own by the time a baby is 1 year old. But sometimes surgery is needed. For more information about hernias in children, see the topic Umbilical Hernia in Children.
Umbilical hernias can also occur in adults. They can happen in people who have health problems that create pressure in the belly, such as being overweight, being pregnant, or having too much fluid in the belly (ascites). Other health problems can also lead to umbilical hernia. These include a chronic cough or constipation, and problems urinating because of an oversized prostate gland. Most of the time, a doctor can diagnose an umbilical hernia during a physical exam.
An umbilical hernia tends to get bigger over time. You may need surgery to treat it, especially if it gets bigger or becomes painful.
Without treatment, there is a risk of a strangulated hernia, which means that part of the intestine or fat is trapped and blood supply to the tissue is cut off. This can be very painful. It requires emergency surgery. Call your doctor right away if the bulge becomes swollen, painful, tender, or discolored.
Umbilical hernia repair is usually done as outpatient surgery. It has few risks. You will probably go home the same day you have surgery. During the procedure:
With our many years of experience, our centre provides effective treatment with combinations of natural herbs which is very effective in curing this illness. Please mail us your problems and we will get back to you soonest possible.
(Wong Medical Centre)
No. 54, Jalan Pasir Putih 14 & 16 Jalan Lapangan Siber 1
Taman Shatin Bandar Cyber
31650 Ipoh 31350 Ipoh
Perak Perak Malaysia
Contact No. : 012-4520077 012-5036040 / 05-3114022
ACCOMMODATION: We provide comfortable and serene environment for our patients. All rooms are fully air-conditioned.
MEALS : Meals provided are healthy diet and prepared according to the patient's needs.
NURSING CARE : Nursing Care facilities provided.
TRANSPORTATION: We provide transportation if needed.
TRANSPORT PROVIDED : Transportation provided to and from the airport to the centre.