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Daughter has a hernia on her navel. What age do we fix it?

Daughter has a hernia on her navel. What age do we fix it?

Five: Wait until at least age five. Umbilical hernias in infancy will often resolve spontaneously and not need surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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My six year old daughter has got umbilical hernia which is 6 mm out of her navel. How can I treat it without surgery?

My six year old daughter has got umbilical hernia which is 6 mm out of her navel. How can I treat it without surgery?

Not likely: Most umbilical hernias that are present in babies will resolve by themselves by 3 years old. Those that are still present at that age are less likely to close on their own without surgery. The surgery is very quick and effective. ...Read more

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What is the best surgical option for female child aged 5 years having inguinal hernia?

What is the best surgical option for female child aged 5 years having inguinal hernia?

Primary repair: Young children will benefit from primary repair, which means high ligation and excision of the hernia sac. If the musculature of the inguinal canal is lax, then she may benefit from reinforcement of the musculature using her tissues. Would not recommend any mesh repair. ...Read more

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My daughter has a hernia with pain. The ER sent her home because she has no insurance. What can she do.Thanks?

My daughter has a hernia with pain. The ER sent her home because she has no insurance. What can she do.Thanks?

Hernia: A hernia is in no way a medical emergency.Not sure what she thought would happen at the er. Ers are for life threatening emergencies. We now live in a country where everyone can purchase insurance. She needs to sign up for and pay for insurance and then go get her hernia repaired at a competent surgeon's office. ...Read more

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My wife has a navel hernia for 15 years she is 45 years weigh 165# she is being botherd by it now she need to fix it what type ofoperation open surg?

Umbilical henia: A hernia at the umblical area is a fairly minor outpatient surgery procedure for repair. If the hernia is enlarging or causing discomfort, see a general surgeon for repiar options. Usually a small open surgery, or laparoscopic surgery if the hernia is large or has other concerning factors. ...Read more

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Hi,my 1month old cousin has hernia in her navel its getting very large it feels like it going to explode. Is there any procedure that can be done?

Hi,my 1month old cousin has hernia in her navel its getting very large it feels like it going to explode. Is there any procedure that can be done?

Possible surgery: Most umbilical hernias in infants are monitored. Most will close by 4 years of age. A hernia that is larger than 5 cm may need surgical treatment. Your cousin should be evaluated by her doctor. ...Read more

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I'm beginning to get a small pop out near my navel. I'm guessing its a hernia, sometimes it is uncomfortable but most times not. What should I do?

Hernia: This is most likely a hernia which is a ballooning of a defect in the abdominal wall.. These sometimes can have bowel come in and out of it. There is a danger of bowel strangulating in the pouch and if this happens it is dangerous. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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