Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Stephanie | 2010-06-28

Q.

BELLY BUTTON

Hi There,

My son is 2 and a half, from birth his belly button stuck out will it ever go in? it doesn''t bother him but I would just like to know if it will stay this way

Regards
Stephanie

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a very common finding in young children and is known as an umbilical hernia. In most cases this kind of hernia closes up and disappears by itself. If your son still has this umbilical hernia by the age of 4 years he should be seen by a paediatric surgeon.

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