herniated umbilical cord

Ashley - posted on 01/16/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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i just went to the dr for my 5 week old baby girl and she has a herniated umbilical cord. well i was wondering if anyone else has delt with this. is there anything i can do to make her more comfortable. she doesnt act like it hurts up she has a hard time sleeping for long periods of time now and just a lil more fussy then she has been. thank you

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Theresa - posted on 01/30/2012

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My 14 month old baby girl has an umbilical hernia... hoping that it will correct itself before 3 or 4 and that no surgery is necessary! For those of you who have had the surgery, does it leave a scar?

Jennifer - posted on 01/16/2010

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My daughter is 14 months and just underwent surgery to repair her umbilical hernia. A lot of times they will repair themselves. In her case she had to have a procedure done recently to correct it. My doctor advised that it was not a big deal and that we would watch it. Hers never caused her any pain or discomfort. In fact she would play with it. As time went on it grew and at her 12 month check it was determined surgery was needed to correct it. She now officially has an innie and plays with it too. It will be fine. I also had one and didn't get mine repaired until I was 30.

Nichole - posted on 01/16/2010

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I am still dealing with this and my daughter is almost 16 months. I took her to a specialist and she was not concerned and said that most herniated umbilical cords fix themselves. If the umbilical cord ever gets hard to the touch or you suspect that it is causing her pain, you need to get her into the dr. If my daughter's does not correct itself by the age of 4, I can take her in for a simple surgery. Hope all is well. God Bless!

Jennifer - posted on 01/16/2010

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My friend's son had one. It went away on it's own. Try laying her in different positions to see if you can find one that is more comfortable to her. Also, discuss with your doctor any concerns you have. Make sure the diaper stays below the cord, the pressure could make it workse.

Theresa - posted on 01/16/2010

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My son had this too. It would puff out when he would cry - freaked me out! The doc said to leave it alone, if it didn't heal by the age of 3 we could revisit the situation. It was healed in a couple months. :) I'm sure your little girl will be fine!

Maureen - posted on 01/16/2010

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My baby girl had this two her little belly button stuck out like a turkey timer,i noticed it was worst when she had gas so we used gas drops and she is 4 months old now and it is healed with no help from me so give it time, the sleeplessness may not be from this. go with what ever your peditirician said,usally they go away on there own.

Veronica - posted on 01/16/2010

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My son had one when he was born he didnt looks like he had one and like you around this time it started growning I swear I was so worried it was a little bigger then a golf ball before it started to shrink I just kept it coverd and all was well. I kept it coved because when we went out he got looks and I got weird people tryin to tell me to strap his belly so it will close up. It went away and he is fine he had some lose skin because it was streched but it looks just fine now he has grown in to it.

Shannon - posted on 01/16/2010

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My son had this when he was just about two - three weeks old and the Dr. told me to tape a quarter to it. And after a few days it was all better. I don't know how bad it is though my son's wasn't to bad.

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