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Can abdominal hernias in children rupture?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Words matter
Some call a hernia a rupture, signifying the move of an abdominal organ out of its normal location, moving thru a barrier.The belly button or midline abdominal hernia is usually benigh.
The belly muscles tighten with age & gradually the hernia disappears.There is some risk of the muscles tightening & trapping the hernia out-but a warm bath can relax baby & release it, if not the surgeon must fix it.

In brief: Words matter
Some call a hernia a rupture, signifying the move of an abdominal organ out of its normal location, moving thru a barrier.The belly button or midline abdominal hernia is usually benigh.
The belly muscles tighten with age & gradually the hernia disappears.There is some risk of the muscles tightening & trapping the hernia out-but a warm bath can relax baby & release it, if not the surgeon must fix it.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: No
Hernias are congenital openings that have failed to close.
In many cases repair is indicated, especially if symptomatic. They can incarcerate and cause pain.

In brief: No
Hernias are congenital openings that have failed to close.
In many cases repair is indicated, especially if symptomatic. They can incarcerate and cause pain.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Not really
I am not sure what you mean by abdominal hernia.
If you mean umbilical or belly button hernia, they do not rupture. If you mean ventral wall hernia or a hernia in the middle of the belly, then also no. Have your pediatrician evaluate your child.

In brief: Not really
I am not sure what you mean by abdominal hernia.
If you mean umbilical or belly button hernia, they do not rupture. If you mean ventral wall hernia or a hernia in the middle of the belly, then also no. Have your pediatrician evaluate your child.
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