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Hi Doctor, My Baby 3 Months Old, His Bell Button

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Posted on Mon, 27 Jul 2020
Question: Hi Doctor, my Baby 3 months old, his Bell button swelling like in attached image . We noticed this recently and when we touch baby feeling discomfort and it's tender to touch. please suggest .
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Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
You have to wait for 3-4years.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I saw the picture.
It is small Umbilical Hernia.
There will be small defect beneath the umbilicus.It closes spontaneously by 3-4 years of age.If it doesn't close by that time, surgery should be done to close the defect.
Sometimes,bowel or omental fat will go into the defect and.cuase pain.Ultrasound abdomen will confirm the diagnosis along with the size of the defect.
Nothing to worry as of.now.
If the baby is having tenderness, please consult a Paediatric Surgeon and proceed further.
Hope I answered your query.If you have any questions,I will clarify further.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (4 hours later)
Hi Doctor, do you suggest any medicine to not get infections .
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Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
There is no evidence of Infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Antibiotics should be given to prevent infection.
As per the picture, there is no evidence of Infection.So, Antibiotic is not necessary at this point of time.Chances of getting infection is also very less.
Nothing to worry.
Observe for any redness,increase in size of the swelling etc
Hope I answered your question.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Hi Doctor, My Baby 3 Months Old, His Bell Button

Brief Answer: You have to wait for 3-4years. Detailed Answer: Hi I saw the picture. It is small Umbilical Hernia. There will be small defect beneath the umbilicus.It closes spontaneously by 3-4 years of age.If it doesn't close by that time, surgery should be done to close the defect. Sometimes,bowel or omental fat will go into the defect and.cuase pain.Ultrasound abdomen will confirm the diagnosis along with the size of the defect. Nothing to worry as of.now. If the baby is having tenderness, please consult a Paediatric Surgeon and proceed further. Hope I answered your query.If you have any questions,I will clarify further. Regards