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is it advisable to perform surgery on s 2 month old baby who has got a belly button hernia?

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Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Will close on own: Most belly button hernia will likely close on its own if small. If it is large then see a pediatric surgeon no benefit to waiting for consult. The pediatric surgeon will advise you best and you will have time to evaluate for yourself. Anesthesia concerns can also be addressed.
Answered on Jul 17, 2013
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Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
Umbilical hernia will close on its own before age 5 .
Apr 29, 2013
Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: The concern with a hernia is that it is large enough for a loop of intestine to slip in and become strangulated. This could result in a portion of the intestine dying and lead to an extensive hospitalization for the child. If the surgeon feels that the hernia is large enough to cause this problem they will advise surgery. Discuss your options with the surgeon.
Answered on May 5, 2016
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Kids seldom need rpr: Loose belly muscles help a developing fetus by allowing easy blood flow thru the umbilical cord into babies body.After birth,that looseness may allow a transient umbilical hernia that will usually disappear when the belly muscles tighten, starting after baby learns to sit.By 2yo most have receded. I find girls more likely to need repair than boys.I never need a boy fixed in > 3 decades of prac
Answered on Jul 16, 2017

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