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What are symptoms of umbilical hernia?

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This is when your baby has a bulge around his belly button. You’ll be able to see the hernia most clearly when your child cries, coughs, or strains as they try to poop. Usually, they don’t hurt.

Your child’s doctor can tell if they have one during a physical exam.

Keep a close eye on your child’s hernia for signs that the intestine has been trapped in the hole and can’t go back in. Doctors call this an incarcerated hernia. It can cause the area around the belly button to become painful, swollen, and even discolored. If you notice any of these symptoms, take your baby to the emergency room.

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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