Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Janice | 2010/10/04

Q.

Hernia

My five month old daughter has got a little swelling next to her navel could this be a hernia ? It does not seem to worry her . Just want to make sure what I have to do about it

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This does sound like a small hernia.It is known as an umbilical hernia. This kind of hernia does not usually cause any problems and closes off by itself. If it is still there when your daughter is 3 years old then she should be seen by a paediatric surgeon.

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