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Hi Doctor, My Baby 3 Month Old, His Belly Button

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Posted on Fri, 24 Jul 2020
Question: hi Doctor, my baby 3 month old, his belly button swelling like in the image , please suggest asap .
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (0 minute later)
hi Doctor, my baby 3 month old, his belly button swelling like in the image , please suggest asap .
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Might be umbilical hernia

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX I understand your concern.

When did you notice this- from birth onwards, or only recently? Any pain or discomfort(excessive cry or irritability)? Is it tender to touch? Does it become more prominent, or are you able to feel an impulse there while baby cries?

From the picture, this seems to be an umbilical hernia, which need no intervention unless it become obstructed/strangulated(suggested by acute onset pain/tenderness). Most of theses disappears spontaneously by 1 year of age. Kindly get back with details so that I can guide you better

Thank you
Dr Muhammed Aslam, Paediatrician
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Might be umbilical hernia

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX I understand your concern.

When did you notice this- from birth onwards, or only recently? Any pain or discomfort(excessive cry or irritability)? Is it tender to touch? Does it become more prominent, or are you able to feel an impulse there while baby cries?

From the picture, this seems to be an umbilical hernia, which need no intervention unless it become obstructed/strangulated(suggested by acute onset pain/tenderness). Most of theses disappears spontaneously by 1 year of age. Kindly get back with details so that I can guide you better

Thank you
Dr Muhammed Aslam, Paediatrician
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (2 hours later)
Hi Doctor, we observed recently, i.e. today just few hours back, baby is uncomfortable when we touch it, yes , it's tender to touch, Bay is not crying .
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (0 minute later)
Hi Doctor, we observed recently, i.e. today just few hours back, baby is uncomfortable when we touch it, yes , it's tender to touch, Bay is not crying .
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Umbilical hernia

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Thank you for the details given.

This is an umbilical hernia. Given it's small size, i do not expect strangulation or obstruction to cause significant pain. There might be minor discomfort when we press on it. If it is not painful without touching, and no surrounding redness/warmth or significant tenderness on touching(making him cry), we need not worry. As I mentioned earlier, this will disappear it's own by around 1 year of age.

You need to consult a pediatric surgeon if it causes significant pain, persists beyond 1 year of age, or if it rapidly enlarges.

Hope I have addressed your concerns.
If you need further clarification, I will be happy to help.
Wishing you good health
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Umbilical hernia

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Thank you for the details given.

This is an umbilical hernia. Given it's small size, i do not expect strangulation or obstruction to cause significant pain. There might be minor discomfort when we press on it. If it is not painful without touching, and no surrounding redness/warmth or significant tenderness on touching(making him cry), we need not worry. As I mentioned earlier, this will disappear it's own by around 1 year of age.

You need to consult a pediatric surgeon if it causes significant pain, persists beyond 1 year of age, or if it rapidly enlarges.

Hope I have addressed your concerns.
If you need further clarification, I will be happy to help.
Wishing you good health
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (9 hours later)
okay , would you suggest any medicine to not get infected
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (0 minute later)
okay , would you suggest any medicine to not get infected
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Not needed

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,

Prophylactic antibiotics are absolutely useless, as the chance of getting infection is extremely low. Even if it gets infected, we can easily treat with antibiotics. Forget about drugs for prevention. The only suggestion I have , is to avoid frequent palpation/manipulation there(we may have a tendency to palpate there to look for pain), as this may predispose to complications.

Stay relaxed.

Hope I have answered your queries .
If you do not have further queries, you can close the thread, and kindly rate the answer.
Wishing you good health
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Not needed

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,

Prophylactic antibiotics are absolutely useless, as the chance of getting infection is extremely low. Even if it gets infected, we can easily treat with antibiotics. Forget about drugs for prevention. The only suggestion I have , is to avoid frequent palpation/manipulation there(we may have a tendency to palpate there to look for pain), as this may predispose to complications.

Stay relaxed.

Hope I have answered your queries .
If you do not have further queries, you can close the thread, and kindly rate the answer.
Wishing you good health
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (4 hours later)
okay , thank you 😊
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (0 minute later)
okay , thank you 😊
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
Hi, XXXXXXX

You are welcome
Get back to me anytime for any future issues
Stay healthy
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
Hi, XXXXXXX

You are welcome
Get back to me anytime for any future issues
Stay healthy
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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