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A 31-year-old female asked:

My 8 month old has seemed to develop a small hernia at the top half of his belly button. is this cause for concern?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Maybe/not: This is a common site for the now more mobile kid to have a simple hernia. If it is small & the contents return inside the abdomen when pressed it may disappear as the kid develops more tone in the belly muscles. If the bulge cannot be pressed back in, or has noise within the bulge, it might become trapped & require an emergency surgery. I would get it looked at.

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