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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: sam | 2004/10/14

Q.

Naval Problem

Hi There

My boy is 13months old , He don't seems to be bothered with his naval , but it standing out ,is there anything we can do
so that it is like a normal person's naval.

Please advise

Thanks
Sam

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is called an umbilical hernia, which is very common and does not require any intervention at present. The surgeons may consider closing it, but only if it persists after 4-5 years of age.

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