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

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Dr. Dan Lister
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In brief: Five

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

In brief: Five

Wait until at least age five.
Umbilical hernias in infancy will often resolve spontaneously and not need surgery.
Dr. Dan Lister
Dr. Dan Lister
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In brief: 5

Most umbilical hernias will get better by age 5.
If it gets bigger or causes a lot of pain you should discuss repair options with a surgeon. Remember most umbilical hernias in kids get better on their own.

In brief: 5

Most umbilical hernias will get better by age 5.
If it gets bigger or causes a lot of pain you should discuss repair options with a surgeon. Remember most umbilical hernias in kids get better on their own.
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