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Protruding belly button/ who can give answers please?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hernia

Likely a hernia.
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In brief: Hernia

Likely a hernia.
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Dr. Paul Harper
A hernia can cause this but so can other issues such as cancer. Look up Sister Joseph's sign. See your doctor.
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