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Does anyone else's baby have a hernia?

My 2-month old has a hernia in his belly button. It sticks ouy and makes squishy sounds when you push on it! His doc said it is common and will go away.

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rabidbunny

Asked by rabidbunny at 7:21 PM on Oct. 9, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • Ha! I just asked about this. My DD is just about 3 and still has hers but it has gotten a little smaller. I was told it should be closed by age 3 but since it wasn't bad we would not talk about correction until she was at least 5.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:25 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • One of my son's had one when he was born. It healed in a little over a year.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 7:27 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • My middle daughter had one at birth.  Hers finally started to heal when she was around a year old and by 18 months it was fine (although it healed kind of half innie/half outie).  She's almost 8 now and you can't tell there was anything wrong with her as a baby.

    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 7:51 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • My son had one... I put a nickel on his bellybutton, then a bandaid... and just changed it every so often so the bandaid wouldn't stick too hard... it fixed it
    Gremlyn1980

    Answer by Gremlyn1980 at 8:48 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • Wow! I didn't know they heal on their own. I had an umbilical hernia as an infant and I had two surgeries to correct it.
    tiggermom803

    Answer by tiggermom803 at 11:12 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • I heard the nickel thing works!
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 6:59 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • It should heal on its own, but keep an eye on it. I know a little boy who is almost 2 and still has his. I don't know when his parents plan on getting it fixed though.
    mag12305cmg

    Answer by mag12305cmg at 2:04 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • My brother had to have his surgically fixed. You might want to get a second opinion on this.
    marchar2002

    Answer by marchar2002 at 8:23 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • My son had inguinal hernias, which were surgically repaired at 3 months. I know umbilical (in the belly button) hernias are different though, and frequently heal on their own. Good luck.
    mom2ljh

    Answer by mom2ljh at 6:43 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

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