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umbilical cord that is protruding outwards

My daughter has an umbilical cord that is protruding outwards this has made her refuse to swim but loves swimming. What should i do for it to be normal like everyone else?
Asked On : Tue, 5 Oct 2010
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  Anonymous's Response

How old is she ?
Answered: Wed, 6 Oct 2010
  Anonymous's Response
MY 6 year old daughter has a protruding umbilical cord this makes her really uncomfortable in front of her age mates. If pressed inward it produces a funny sound can anything be done for her.
Answered: Wed, 6 Oct 2010
  Anonymous's Response

Most probably this is an umbilical hernia. You need to consult a surgeon for further examination and treatment
Answered: Wed, 6 Oct 2010
  Anonymous's Response
can an umbilical hernia cause any problem now or later to a six year old.
Answered: Thu, 7 Oct 2010
  Anonymous's Response

Yes there are complications for any hernia. It won't resolve by itself. It must be treated surgically and the earlier the better so that no complications will occur
Answered: Thu, 7 Oct 2010
General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.welcome.this is most likely umbilical hernia.Surgical repair is rarely needed(3 in 1000) as most resolve by the age of 3 years.If your daughter is older than 3 years then you should consult a pediatric surgeon.Good luck.
Answered: Thu, 29 Sep 2011
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