Another common type of hernia, the umbilical hernia is found in the umbilicus (“belly button”). This hernia occurs because the hole which brought us blood and oxygen in the womb does not completely close after birth. If a bulge/hernia appears over time, it is usually increased abdominal pressure or stretching of our tissues. Abdominal diseases, pregnancy and overweight can lead to these hernias. Like inguinal hernias, most surgeons repair these hernias only when symptoms develop. Mesh is commonly used to repair almost all hernias since the recurrence rate with suture repair is more than 50%.