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Child having protruded navel. How to get rid of it?

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my baby boy is 4 weeks old,his navel is protudeing. is it normal?how can it go back inside in its prior possition?
Posted Thu, 16 May 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 1 hour later

Thanks for posting your query.

First of all congratulations on birth of baby boy.

What he is having a umbilical hernia.

An umbilical hernia occurs when part of the intestine protrudes through an opening in the abdominal muscles. It is a common and typically harmless condition. They are most common in infants. In an infant it is seen especially when the infant cries, causing the baby's bellybutton to protrude. This is a classic sign of an umbilical hernia.

Many umbilical hernias close on their own by age 1, though some take longer to heal. To prevent complications, umbilical hernias that don't disappear by age 3 may need surgical repair.

There is nothing to worry about at present.

Enjoy parenting.

Wishing him good health.



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