Anyone's kid have an umbilical hernia?

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Nichole - posted on 08/12/2009

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Well my son does and so does my older brother. Growing up my brother was kinda wierd about his outty belly button but he got use to it. And with my son having one we always told him he was like his uncle. I always tell him i like it and i think it makes him diffrent which is good. It is more common these days and yes kids can be cruel but if you work at setting them up to deal with that then i think he will be fine. The doctor said he could fix my sons but i don't wanna do surgery on something that makes him unique and doesnt hurt him.

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Jill - posted on 05/01/2012

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My 1 month old has one and it is sooo big that it's really sad to look at :( even though it doesn't hurt, I feel so bad for him... The doctor said 95% of the time it goes away by the time they are 1. But in rare cases if it doesn't go away by the the time they are 4 then to do surgery, but that he's only seen that twice in his 30 years.

Meagan - posted on 08/12/2009

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My 2month old has one, and the doctor said it'll get better on its own and it has already started to get better. There are surgical options, but it's best to wait until they are past the age of 3 before considering it.

Nicole - posted on 08/12/2009

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My 15 month old has one. They say that it will go away but my doctor checks it at every visit. I 'm guessing it is what I had as well I was a teenager before it went flat.

Denise - posted on 08/12/2009

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One of my kids had one and the doctor said it would most likely go away on it's own. It did. His advice was to do nothing, but said if it made us feel better, we could always do the old wive's tale of taping a half dollar on the belly button! We didn't do that. I would give it a few more months & if it's not gone by the time he is 3 or so, I'd re-check with the doctor.

Amanda - posted on 08/12/2009

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My 3 month old baby girl has one. The peadiatric surgeon has said they normally resolve themselves but may have the left over skin still hanging out and when she's a little older we can decide if we want it operated on or leave it untill she's old enough to make the decision. Becaus she's a little girl and girls get teased a little more about their looks we're thinking of getting it fixed early after a few years, but we may wait untill shes can tell us she wants it fixed yet, we're not really sure. It's a hard thing to decide on because you dont want them to suffer either way.

Carlisa - posted on 08/12/2009

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i never had that problem but others have said that it wasn't painfull for there kids until the surgery.

Samantha - posted on 08/12/2009

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yup my son does. it was pretty big at first but it has closed up a lot. but it will be there for the rest of his life. it just looks like he has an outie

Toni - posted on 08/12/2009

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my son had one. At 3 yrs old they operated on it. It was a day surgery and other than a few stitches it really didn't bother him. All they are concerned about is how the pain releiver affects him (codeine) and they sent him home He continued to have 2 other inguinal hernias also operated and fixed by 5 years...he is 16 now and there are no scars and all is good. I would advise though...depending on you...i am a big suck and he is mamas boy...do not go in the surgery with him...when they put him under and his little hand is stretched out crying for his mom...its heart breaking. They won't remember if you were there or not.

Bonnie - posted on 08/12/2009

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My children have not but I did. My mother said it was so bad you could see it through my shirt. At five after surgery was set it just went in all by it self. Very much an inny. So I say just wait. Sure it could have been a blessing from God but yours could have one too. I will say my mother says the doctor was amazed at the timing lol

Renee - posted on 08/12/2009

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I did not get mine until I was preganant with my first child. Basically, the muscle wall in my tummy literally ripped open... It's definitely noticable if my tummy is exposed. (I choose to keep it covered.) I have not had it fixed because I did not want it to repeat during a later pregnancy. When I am sure I am done having kids, my dr has agreed to surgically repair it.

Mary - posted on 08/12/2009

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My oldest son had one. He had a huge outie belly button. The doctor said for us to not worry about it. It seems like it resolved itself. He's 12 now and his belly button is normal.

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The reason I ask is my son has had one since birth, and the doc keeps assuring me that it's going to go in on its own. But, I feel like it hasn't changed at all in size, and now that he's 2 1/2 he sits there and plays with his little nubby belly button, which doesn't bother me so much, but I know kids are cruel, and I feel like he might get picked on for it. I guess I'm just wondering if anyone's kids have one and if so, did it go in by itsself, did you have it surgically repaired, etc?

Renee-is yours really noticeable? Did you ever get teased for it?

Renee - posted on 08/12/2009

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My kids don't, but I do. My dr offered to fix it, but I never bothered... It doesn't hurt at all.

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