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Suggest remedy for pain in the navel area of child

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: My 5yr old daughter says it hurts when she pushes her belly button. .i had her clean it last night with a qtip cause it looked dirty..but once she pushed to hard and cried
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Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Belly Button

Detailed Answer:
Hello. I just read through your question.
Sometimes pain experienced in children when pressure is put on the belly button can be an indication of an umbilical hernia. If you believe that the pain is real, it is important to contact your pediatrician. Most of the time this problem can be easily relieved with gentle massage. However, sometimes this may require a simple surgery to repair the hernia.
For this reason, it is important to contact your pediatrician.

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Suggest remedy for pain in the navel area of child

Brief Answer: Belly Button Detailed Answer: Hello. I just read through your question. Sometimes pain experienced in children when pressure is put on the belly button can be an indication of an umbilical hernia. If you believe that the pain is real, it is important to contact your pediatrician. Most of the time this problem can be easily relieved with gentle massage. However, sometimes this may require a simple surgery to repair the hernia. For this reason, it is important to contact your pediatrician.