Can you die from an umbilical hernia?

The umbilical hernias are not as dangerous. However, there are risks involved in the umbilical hernias that are left untreated. They may get trapped in a condition called incarcerated. This phenomenon can cut off the blood flow to the parts of your hernia, thereby leading to life-threatening conditions, like gangrene or peritonitis. In this case, your hernia will be called as a strangulated hernia. If left untreated, an umbilical hernia is most likely to grow bigger and more uncomfortable. Therefore, in a majority of hernia cases, a repair surgery will be recommended by the doctors.