You Think You Might Have an Umbilical Hernia

Maybe a friend has suggested you have an umbilical hernia.

Maybe you've started having pain, and your research has led you here.

Or maybe you just noticed your belly button is suddenly an "outie."

Whatever reason drew you here, you think you might have an umbilical hernia.

Good news! It's really easy for you to determine whether you have an umbilical hernia or not.

1. Read this post.

If you're not sure whether you have an umbilical hernia, check out this quick list of umbilical hernia symptoms in adults.
(Psst! There's only one symptom.)

2. Watch this video.

3. Join the Umbilical Hernia Surgery Recovery community.

When you become a member of the Umbilical Hernia Surgery Recovery community, you'll join forces with others who have had umbilical hernias, had them repaired, recovered, and rebuilt their bodies stronger than ever!

Call your doctor when...

As soon as you notice you have an umbilical hernia, you should contact your doctor and have it examined. Your doctor will be able to give you more information about your particular situation and discuss your options (including doing nothing), so you can have all the information you need to make a wise decision about how to proceed.

If you have already had your hernia repaired surgically, you should call your doctor immediately if the area around your belly button starts to become:

  • red,
  • swollen,
  • smelly,
  • hot to the touch, and/or
  • painful.

You should also contact your doctor if you notice any discolored drainage.