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How is an umbilical hernia managed after surgery?

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This is when your baby has a bulge around his belly button. Umbilical hernia usually doesn’t need to be treated. But sometimes your baby may have surgery to repair it. After the operation, your child should avoid swimming for up to 10 days and sports for 2-3 weeks.

Your doctor will want to see your child for a follow-up appointment in 2-4 weeks after the surgery.

From: What Are Umbilical Hernias? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: “Umbilical Hernia.”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Umbilical Cord Care.”

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital: “Innies vs. ‘Outies’.”

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center: “Umbilical Hernia.”

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: “Umbilical Hernia.”

March of Dimes: “Low Birthweight.”

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: “Umbilical Hernia Repair Surgery.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2018

SOURCES:

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: “Umbilical Hernia.”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Umbilical Cord Care.”

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital: “Innies vs. ‘Outies’.”

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center: “Umbilical Hernia.”

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: “Umbilical Hernia.”

March of Dimes: “Low Birthweight.”

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: “Umbilical Hernia Repair Surgery.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2018

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