Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Reason | 2012/07/20



I had a premature baby boy about 3 weeks ago I was about 33 weeks. he spent the past 3 weeks in NICU
When he was 1st admitted he had drips, One was on the belly button but it was removed after a couple of days. Now he is discharged but i''ve noticed that the dry amblical cord is out and there is a whitish wet spot where it was,
What is really worrying me is the belly button than seems to be protruding outwardly, I asked the nurse who was discharging him and she said I must not worry, I must put a coin(5 cent, or 50 cent) on the belly button and push it inward it will be flat as days goes by.
Can you please confirm if this is safe? is it the drip that made it to protrude?

Expert's Reply



This is a very common condition seen in many infants called an umbilical hernia.It is not due to the drip. No treatment is necessary as this type of hernia usually heals itself with time. If your baby still has the hernia at 3 years, which is very unlikley, you should ask a paediatric surgeon to see him.

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Posted by: Anon | 2012/07/21

Some baby''s belly buttons are outies and some are innies. Its not a big deal. You can try the coins, but I would not count on it! Good luck

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