Umbilical hernias are the second most common type of hernia in humans. The condition is often congenital. But it may also develop after pregnancy or due to the patient being overweight. An umbilical hernia is often accompanied by a separation of the muscle of the abdominal wall (diastasis recti). Diastasis recti is when the space between the right and left abdominal muscles has widened and a protrusion of the abdominal wall develops. A special form of this condition is the childhood umbilical hernia, which is the only type of hernia that can heal spontaneously. However, if the child is more than two years old, surgery is recommended.
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