Can an umbilical hernia cause nausea and diarrhea?

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Umbilical hernia and nausea

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Generally speaking, these symptoms are unusual with simple small umbilical hernias.  However, sometimes bowel can enter these hernias and partial blockage to the bowel can occur causing the very symptoms you describe of nausea , diarrhea and vomiting.  Speak with your GP about your symptoms.

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