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Do belly button hernias need to be removed?
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In brief: Maybe
An umbilical hernia can be surgically repaired or observed.
If it is causing discomfort or enlarging, then it can be repaired. If it is stable, small, and causing no symptoms or problems then it can be observed. If it is in a young child, then it can be observed as some may resolve on their own.

In brief: Maybe
An umbilical hernia can be surgically repaired or observed.
If it is causing discomfort or enlarging, then it can be repaired. If it is stable, small, and causing no symptoms or problems then it can be observed. If it is in a young child, then it can be observed as some may resolve on their own.
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
In brief: Usually
Usually if you noticed it and is causing some symptom yes.

In brief: Usually
Usually if you noticed it and is causing some symptom yes.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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