To diagnose umbilical hernia, your doctor will enquire about your symptoms and your medical history.
Physical examination is generally conducted for determining the size and prominence of the umbilical hernia. Your bulge will be examined when you are standing and lying down. Your doctor may try to reduce the bulge by pushing it inside your abdomen, and will ask you to cough to see if there is any change in size of the bulge.
Your doctor may also order blood tests and imaging tests to confirm the diagnosis: