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Remedies For Protruding Belly Button
No problem: It sounds like your baby has an umbilical (belly button) hernia, but your baby's doctor can tell you for sure. 90+% of the time, these resolve on there own by about 4 years old; in fact, using tape, belly bands, or quarters on them seems to decrease the likelihood of it resolving. If it's still there at 4 years old, a surgeon can do a simple procedure to sew it shut. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hernia: This is an umbilical hernia, or a weakness in the abdominal wall that allows things on the inside to protrude to the outside such as fat and intestine. If you are having trouble with it, it should be surgically repaired. This can be done under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis with minimal risk of complications. ...Read more
Umbilical hernia: Not a problem provided the protruding belly button can easily be pushed in when he is lying down. You can feel an "gap", with your finger, in the abdominal wall fascia deep to belly button. This should close in time, by age 2 - 3-years in caucasian children and up to 5-years in african or aa children. You can also tell if the gap is getting smaller with time. Need 2B reparired if it enlarges. ...Read more
Is there special; way to push a hard protruding belly button harnia back in. Iits been 3 days now no luck?
Usually none.: It sounds like your baby has an umbilical (belly button) hernia, but your baby's doctor can tell you for sure. 90+% of the time, these resolve on there own by about 4 years old; in fact, using tape, belly bands, or quarters on them seems to decrease the likelihood of it resolving. If it's still there at 4 years old, a surgeon can do a simple procedure to sew it shut. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A hernia near the belly button causes a lump in the area that comes and goes, worse when standing or pushing out with the abdominal muscles. Usually goes away or at least a lot smaller when lying down. The treatment is surgical repair if it is causing symptoms. If the hernia becomes stuck out and won't go back inside it is an emergency and you should see a doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 18 month old woke up with a protruding belly button after a night of fever. Possible reasons why?
Untreated hernia: Possibilities if left untreated are enlarging bulge, pain, discomfort and/or pressure. Rarely, whatever abdominal contents are coming through the hole in the abdominal wall (the hernia), can become stuck, and turn in to gangrene. Many factors weigh in to decision to repair or watch. See a general surgeon for more info. Those interested in hernia can be found at Americas Hernia Society website. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it is. It may improve after delivery. See a surgeon after delivery. ...Read more
What are some options for removing a piece of skin sticking out of belly button in adults, presumably since childhood?
I had my appendix out almost 2yrs ago & I've got something hard sticking out of my belly button that hurts most the time what should I do?
Hernia likely: If you had a laparoscopic appendectomy (surgery via a small telescope), there will be a scar from an incision near the belly button. If this wound did not heal properly a hernia could have developed, this wound be a lump under the incision that is tender, may come and go, usually resolves when lying down, may enlarge in size. There could also be inflammation in the area which could cause a lump. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My two month old son has belly button that is sticking out farther than it should and when you press it makes a weird sound? What do you think this could be he acts like he hurts some times
Normal variation: The blood needs to flow without obstruction from the placenta back through the babies loose abdominal muscles to the main blood vessels that take it through the heart. This looseness will gradually tighten over the first year of life as the kid starts doing kid crunches (rolling over, sitting).A fraction have an umbilical hernia with occasional intestinal contents (makes noise). Most self correct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have an umbilical hernia without the belly button sticking out or it being visible at all?
Yes possible: Small hernias especially obese abdomen, small hernial defects may not be visible as protrusion. If you are suspecious that you have one go to your doctor for clinical examination ...Read more
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