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    Can umbilical hernia cause persistent vomiting in a child?

Posted on Mon, 3 Jul 2017 in Pregnancy
Question: Hello, this image belongs to my 6weeks old daughter whose naval is outside. please check image and suggest.
she has the vomiting problem for last 4weeks, no improvement after medicine too.
Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Umbilical hernia

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
I have reviewed the photographs.
This seems to be umbilical hernia which is a congenital anomaly in the baby.
It is association with many symptoms like vomiting, pain abdomen , gastric distension.
It will be corrected by surgery only, medicines will not work.
I will suggest you to consult a pediatric gastroenterologist as soon as possible for proper examination, investigations and treatment accordingly.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Dr Deepti Verma
Maternal and fetal medicine specialist
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