Does/did your baby have a umbilical hernia?

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Does/did your child have an umbilical hernia?

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Does/did your baby have a umbilical hernia?

Postby Lindsey » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:45 pm

OJ has a small umbilical hernia. I know its not a big deal according to the pedi (they very rarely require treatment) but was just wondering how common this is? Thought I would do a poll.

My niece also has a hernia. Isabel did not.
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Postby cdepuy » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:18 am

I had an umbilical hernia as a baby. I also had an inguinal (groin) hernia....as well as....my mother, my brother, my dad, my grandma.

My DD just had surgery @ 14 months old to repair her inguinal hernia. From what the doc told me....umbilical is better b/c they usually repair themselves....inguinal ones do not (which is why she had to have surgery).
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Postby Bee-Jeweled » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:27 am

i marked yes but then realized my DD had an umbilical granuloma, not hernia - sorry!!
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Postby nauticaboo » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:14 am

My DD did (does), but I heard it's very common in preemies. Hers was HUGE, like the size of a cherry tomato. We saw a surgeon when she was about 6 months old, and he wasn't concerned at all.

Now that she's one, it looks WAY better, but now her belly button is droopy. I have to schedule a follow-up with the surgeon, just to make sure that everything is closed up.
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Postby petesgirl2 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:30 pm

My son had one but not my daughter. My son's went away pretty much overnight and we didn't even notice it was normal for awhile since it healed so quickly LOL
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Postby jodilynn » Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:48 am

Yup! DS has one and is a little over 3 months old. You can sorta see the top half of it in my siggy. Here's to hoping it fixes itself!!!

ETA: When DH and I first saw it, we thought he just had a servere outtie :oops: :lol:
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Postby funshine » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:32 am

millie has one and i only just realised :oops: i just thaught she had a weird bellybutton and was thankful that she wouldnt be coming home with it peirced.

do i need to get this checked out, will it harm her. she has her 8wk check up this week.
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Postby Lindsey » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:42 am

I'd mention it to the pedi. They will know how serious it is. Mine said they VERY rarely need any treatment.
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Postby Nikkijames » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:36 pm

MY DD has one. DS and DD1 never had one.....pedi said it would probably correct itself. If not it can be surgically repaired after age 3.
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Postby Ang711 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:50 pm

I had one as a baby and it fixed itself around 1.5 (my older brother used to think it was a penis! lol 8O ) Eli had one that fixed itself around 3 months. CJ did not have one.
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Postby 121903 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:40 pm

My DS1 was born with an umbilical hernia.When he was about 2 months old they did an ultrasound on it and they said based on its size that it would take at least a year for it to close up.They did mention surgery but that was something we definitely did not want to do.Not long after that it actually closed really fast.Like only within a month and it was completely closed! It was pretty big too.I was definitely relieved that it closed on its own :) I always say that it closed so fast that it made his belly button an outie :P haha
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Postby Potaty » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:44 pm

Chloe has one, we just noticed it in the last couple of months. I also had one as a child that did require surgery. They wait until age 5 to do surgery since most of them self correct. I don't remember it being a big deal at all, but I did freak when I came out of the sedation. I have a small scar (not red, just like a little line) under my belly button. My surgery was done in 1983 though so they probably don't even use the same techniques now.
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