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My baby has a protruding belly button. What harm will that cause him?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery

In brief: Nothing

Most babies have this.
If it persists past age 2 then consider repairing because it is an umbilical hernia. www.drlugo.com.

In brief: Nothing

Most babies have this.
If it persists past age 2 then consider repairing because it is an umbilical hernia. www.drlugo.com.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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