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How does cirrhosis of the liver cause an umbilical hernia?

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Dr. Scot Lewey
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Related

Cirrhosis of liver doesn't cause an umbilical hernia but accumulation of fluid in the abdomen known as ascites due to cirrhosis can place enough pressure on the area of umbilicus where umbilical cord came through in infancy to open up the tissue canal enough that hernia results.
Drainage of the ascites fluid can occur sometimes. Best treatment is treat the ascites as surgical repair indicated.

In brief: Related

Cirrhosis of liver doesn't cause an umbilical hernia but accumulation of fluid in the abdomen known as ascites due to cirrhosis can place enough pressure on the area of umbilicus where umbilical cord came through in infancy to open up the tissue canal enough that hernia results.
Drainage of the ascites fluid can occur sometimes. Best treatment is treat the ascites as surgical repair indicated.
Dr. Scot Lewey
Dr. Scot Lewey
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: It doesn't

Cause a umbilical hernia.
The increased abdominal pressure from the ascites due to the cirrhosis can increase the intra-abdominal pressure which if there is a defect umbilically not previously discovered can cause a hernia to become detected.

In brief: It doesn't

Cause a umbilical hernia.
The increased abdominal pressure from the ascites due to the cirrhosis can increase the intra-abdominal pressure which if there is a defect umbilically not previously discovered can cause a hernia to become detected.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Dr. Robert Dorsey
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anatomy

There is no correlation or connection between these two separate medical conditions.

In brief: Anatomy

There is no correlation or connection between these two separate medical conditions.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. Creighton Wright
Not a cause BUT with ascites and pressure will fill up an existing hernia.
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Be careful

What may appear to be an 'umbilical hernia' in the setting of cirrhosis could actually be a patent umbilical vein due to portal hypertension.
This should not be operated on. A skilled surgeon would be able to tell the difference.

In brief: Be careful

What may appear to be an 'umbilical hernia' in the setting of cirrhosis could actually be a patent umbilical vein due to portal hypertension.
This should not be operated on. A skilled surgeon would be able to tell the difference.
Dr. You Sung Sang
Dr. You Sung Sang
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