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My son has a ball on his belly button and I don't know what it is and it makes his belly button stick out?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Umbilical hernia?

Most likely it is an umbilical hernia.
If he is a baby it is very common and may improve by itself. Otherwise the only way ro repair them is with surgery. In any case show it to the pediatrician.

In brief: Umbilical hernia?

Most likely it is an umbilical hernia.
If he is a baby it is very common and may improve by itself. Otherwise the only way ro repair them is with surgery. In any case show it to the pediatrician.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Age? Oozing?thick?

Occasionally the umbilical stump can form a knob like outgrowth of either normal fleshy scar or a soft weepy material called proud flesh.
Proud flesh is a poor attempt to heal & occasionally occurs on other body sites but in the umbi area i only see it in the weeks after birth.If solid /pea sized it may just be cord stump. If dime sized or bigger it is likely an umbi hernia.Discuss with dr

In brief: Age? Oozing?thick?

Occasionally the umbilical stump can form a knob like outgrowth of either normal fleshy scar or a soft weepy material called proud flesh.
Proud flesh is a poor attempt to heal & occasionally occurs on other body sites but in the umbi area i only see it in the weeks after birth.If solid /pea sized it may just be cord stump. If dime sized or bigger it is likely an umbi hernia.Discuss with dr
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