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If my son an a hernea in the belly button area what doctor should he see?

If my son an a hernea in the belly button area what doctor should he see?

Regular checkup.: Umbilical (belly button) hernias are very common in babies, and most of the time they resolve on their own before 4 years old. Using tape, belly bands, or quarters on them not only doesn't help the hernia to go away, but some studies reported that those 'family remedies' might prevent it from healing! if your child is 4 or older, a pediatric surgeon can do a simple surgery to fix it. ...Read more

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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


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Should I call the doctor if my baby has a bull’s eye rash?

Should I call the doctor if my baby has a bull’s eye rash?

Yes: There are a couple of things that a "bull's eye" rash could represent, and most of them should be followed by a medical provider. The most common of these is erythema multiforme, which represents a form of an allergic reaction that your child can get to a viral infection, amongst other things. Best to call your doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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My daughter has a belly button the size of a marble. Should I take her to be seen right away?

My daughter has a belly button the size of a marble. Should I take her to be seen right away?

Umbelical hernia: she probably has a hernia at her umbellicus and this usually resolves as the child gets older and by 1 year it should completely resolve ...Read more

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Got a serious pain in the middle above my belly button. Should I see a doctor ?

Got a serious pain in the middle above my belly button. Should I see a doctor ?

Let me advice: If the pain serious like you say? I would seek an advice from a physician. ...Read more

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My son has a possible burst cyst in his upper outer part of his belly button... Is emergency attention necessary? Or can he see family doctor on monday?

My son has a possible burst cyst in his upper outer part of his belly button... Is emergency attention necessary? Or can he see family doctor on monday?

It : It is not clear from your question exactly what is going on with your son. The area you describe is an unusual place for a "cyst." most cysts are underneath the skin and the most common is a sebaceous cyst. That said, he could be seen as an outpatient as long as he does not have any fever, vomiting, redness, or abdominal pain. If he has drainage of any type, he should seek medical attention since there are other problems that can occur around the belly button that have the potential to be more serious (like a hernia, etc.). ...Read more

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What is the doctor going to do yo me while cleaning my umbilicus in his office? I have a small bellybutton hole

What is the doctor going to  do yo me while cleaning  my umbilicus in his office? I have a small bellybutton hole

Call office and ask: Informed consent is a process that includes: You are told about the possible risks and benefits of the treatment. You are told about other options. You have the chance to ask questions and get answers. You have time to discuss plan with family and friends. You are able to use the information to make a decision that you think is in your best interest. You share decision with the Dr. Good luck! ...Read more

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I went to see the doctor today and he said he couldn't find a hernia in my inguinal area, yet i still see a bulge, what could be the problem?

I went to see the doctor today and he said he couldn't find a hernia in my inguinal area, yet i still see a bulge, what could be the problem?

? Hernia: The best way to diagnose hernia is with a comprehensive physical exam by a skilled and knowledgeable physician. Whereas hernias are by far the most common cause of bulge in the inguinal area, other problems including enlarged lymph nodes can also cause swelling. If you are uncomfortable with the conclusions of the physician perhaps a second opinion by a surgeon or hernia specialist may be in order. ...Read more

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My son has a red ring around his belly button and a rash around it what could that possibly be! Should I worry?

My son has a red ring around his belly button and a rash around it what could that possibly be! Should I worry?

Hard to say: This could be a simple bug bite reaction or even an infection.Since you did not provide an age or other specifics I cannot be more specific. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a groinal hernia? My husband has this right now. He did have an umbilical hernia that was repaired.

What is the best way to treat a groinal hernia? My husband has this right now. He did have an umbilical hernia that was repaired.

Inguinal hernia: There is no best repair for inguinal hernia. I personally recommend laparoscopic repairs for inguinal hernias due to reduced pain and quick recovery. However, many surgeons feel open repairs offer equivalent results. Most techniques have a low recurrence rate complication rate. Finding a surgeon with experience performing the repair is likely more important than the repair type. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have your belly button pierced and there's a big lump next to it inside your belly?

What does it mean if you have your belly button pierced and there's a big lump next to it inside your belly?

Infection: Most likely diagnosis is bacterial infection. this will require a physician visit and may need to be drained. ...Read more

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My husband has severe abdominal pains sometimes he gets a fever along with the pain he went to see a dr nothing was detected but they want him to see a urologist what will he be looking for?

My husband has severe abdominal pains sometimes he gets a fever along with the pain he went to see a dr nothing was detected but they want him to see a urologist what will he be looking for?

Many possibilities: Including stones in the urinary tract, infection of the kidneys, possible tumors. What did the doctors who referred him tell him they were looking for? Hope he is better soon. ...Read more

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My 2 years old son is complaining that his belly button area hurts what might that be and should I bring consir?

My 2 years old son is complaining that his belly button area hurts what might that be and should I bring consir?

Hernia: If at age two he tells you his belly button hurts and he has an "outie" then he has a symptomatic umbilical hernia. It will not close further. A simple out patient operation by pediatric surgeon will take care it for good. ...Read more

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My baby has an umbilical hernia and her belly looks swollen and she passed red stool should I be concerned what does this mean?

My baby has an umbilical hernia and her belly looks swollen and she passed red stool should I be concerned what does this mean?

May not be related: Take the baby to the pediatrician , to find the cause of ' red stool ' , moderate size umbilical hernias will disappear by the age of 2 yr old and pediatrician will advise when to do surgery , follow the advise. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with inguinal hernia on left side. Who will be the right specialist to see about it? Is it a urologist?

I am diagnosed with inguinal hernia on left side. Who will be the right specialist to see about it? Is it a urologist?

A surgeon rather: A general surgeon would better assess you / operate on you, they deal with this problem more than urologists, best wishes ...Read more

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