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Doctor insights on: Baby Belly Button Hernia

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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

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

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. ...Read more

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Do belly button hernias need to be removed?

Do belly button hernias need to be removed?

Maybe: An umbilical hernia can be surgically repaired or observed. If it is causing discomfort or enlarging, then it can be repaired. If it is stable, small, and causing no symptoms or problems then it can be observed. If it is in a young child, then it can be observed as some may resolve on their own. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a hernia in belly button?

Bulge and pain: If u develop a soft bulge over or around umbilicus and puffiness of skin around the area and some pain with activity, then perhap you may develop an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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Do small belly button hernias need to be removed?

Do small belly button hernias need to be removed?

No: Small umbilical hernias usually don't cause much trouble, as they enlarge there is more likelihood bowel or omentum will become trapped in the hernia. Usually they can be repaired easily as an outpatient, often with a small piece of mesh placed behind the hole just outside the lining of the abdominal cavityie, the peritoneum. ...Read more

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What does a hernia in the belly button look like?

A bulge: Umbilical hernias present as a protrusion in the belly button, with or without pain. If you have an "outie" try gently pushing on it. If it disappears, you have an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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What is best support for my belly button hernia ?

What is best support for my belly button hernia
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Surgical repair: This depends on your definition of "best". If the hernia is bothersome, limiting your activities, or enlarging, usually the best thing to do is repair it with an operation. Mesh repair is often used, and has slightly lower failure rates, with theoretically slightly increased risk of problems with the mesh. There are mesh products referred to as "ventral patches", and used by general surgeons. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a hernia from a belly button?

Is it possible to get a hernia from a belly button?

Hernia is : Defect, or hole, in the fascia, or the covering, of the abdominal wall. At the belly button, or umbilicus, there is a potential weakness where the fetus connects to placenta in the uterus.. When the area does not close completely at birth or potential weak area breaks down for any reason, you can get an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more