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A 43-year-old female asked:

4 and a half yr old has umbilical hernia that never closed. otherwise perfect health & no pain from this. must we have surgery? wait? do nothing?

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Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Repair: At 4.5 years old, it is now safe to fix it. Some surgeons place a mesh, some don't. Literature would suggest after 2 years old. Good luck

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Last updated Dec 31, 2016

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