Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Laetitia | 2010/02/03

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URGENT pls help Navel!

Please help.
My baby is just over a year and she was born with a " break"  in her navel..She had collic for 4months and we had to wrap a bandage around her tummy, to prevent her navel from sticking out even more when she cried..Since the collic stopped, it seem to be better, and did not stick out that often..Untill she began to crawl (and now walking).The paediatrician says that if its not better by the age of 2, they' ll have to do a small operation..Im really not up for this..Is there a special " band"  that can be used to support her navel? Because the bandage seems to cause friction on her skin, because she' s so active....

Please help!!!

URGENTLY

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Do not be concernd about your baby's navel. This is called an 'umbilical hernia' and is very common in babies. It is not at all dangerous and does not cause any symptoms. Do not apply any binding as it is not necessary.In most cases this umbilical hernia will close off by itself and disappear completely without any treatment. Only if it is still there when your little girl is 4 years old should you ask your doctor to see her. It is most unlikely that you she will still have this hernia by the age of 4 years.

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Posted by: Laetitia | 2010/02/03

Thank you very much! Its such a relief to hear that!!

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Posted by: Laetitia | 2010/02/03

Thank you very much! Its such a relief to hear that!!

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