Talk:Umbilical hernia

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Congenital or what? Needs QUICK fix from careful non-expert[edit]

I know this article has an "expert attention needed" tag and sadly I am not the person to give it. Even so, I do see a particular problem in that the article appears to quite firmly initially define the condition as congenital, with little room for any other interpretation. Many lines later it sort of creeps back with its tail between its legs and says "oh, by the way, they can also be acquired in adults" but it's a bit late by then and just sounds contradictory. Can some nice Wikipedian see a way to just get it into the initial definition that both are possible? I don't really edit the wiki any more and would be most grateful if someone - who does not need to be a medical expert, just someone who can see structures - can look at this. Thanks - ex-Wikipedian 18:35, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

I've been reading about natural birth and I think there must be a link between cutting the umbilical cord and umbilical hernia. If you let the cord fall off naturally you allow it to heal without incurring a trauma. This may eliminate any chance of umbilical hernia. -areseepee

I'm no expert, but I recently underwent surgery for an umbilical hernia. The doctor refered to it as an umbilical hernia. That was the location where the hernia was, the umbilicus. I was not born with it, so i'm sure it wasn't congenital. I am pretty sure para umbilical refers to the area above the belly button. Mine was definately not there. So I'd wager that adults can get umbilical hernias and not just para umbilical hernias. -dp

The importance of adding the word "congenital" is so that it does not get confused with the NORMAL herniation of the guts during intrauterine development (AKA physiological umbilical hernia). That's why calling it "umbilical hernia" is kind of ambiguous, as it does not say if it is referring to the physiological one or the pathological one (the one in this article) --Dexter_prog (talk contribs count) @ 20:25, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Split article[edit]

Can I suggest that this article should be split into two? One handling the physiological umbillical hernia during fetal development and one concerning the pathological dito - kdavidk

Copyright violation in edits by[edit]

Text added by at 01:49, 29 December 2007 [1] [2] (Reverted [3]) appears to have been cut and paste from [4] or similar. It included the A.D.A.M. disclaimer to not redistribute...

The ultimate source I am guessing is A.D.A.M.'s Health Illustrated Encyclopedia, even if the text didn't come directly from the above site.

TBBle (talk) 08:26, 29 December 2007 (UTC)


I removed the image of the naked newborn; some may construe such an image to be pornographic (i.e. 'Kiddie porn'). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:50, 21 June 2010 (UTC)