Need Information about umbilical hernias?

Amanda - posted on 10/03/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My little guy has a umbilical cord hernia wondering information about other kids moods ? My son is very crabby and has a lot of trouble going to the bathroom? any advice or tips

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Amanda - posted on 10/03/2009

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chloe's is a balloon-necked hernia - meaning its big with a very narrow neck, it has tried to close itself but was unsuccessful. also the majority of hernias are in the bellybutton. chloe's is to one side and kind of points diagonnally into her belly button so it's on a slant.



i know hernias can hurt, i have an inguinal hernia (on the bikini line) and it gets incarcerated (temporarily trapped) and i have been hospitalised for the pain both times, worse than childbirth i promise you i've never hurt so much before or since.



mand x

Robyn - posted on 10/03/2009

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I don't think i'm much help, but my daughter that is 4 now had a very huge hernia. Besides being weird looking she never really had a problem with it besides esteem issues she didn't like showing her belly to anyone. I think because it was big she didn't have any issues becuase the hole that the instesine was pushing out of was big and wasn't trying to squeeze threw a tinier on. It all depends on the size of the hernia. But apparently they are more and more common and the surgical proceedure was scary ( was done when she was 2) Went really well recovery and all. If in pittsburgh area i recomend DR. LYNCH, he has an office in moreoville. Very good doc.

My newest daughter i was affraid she had one too, but its just an outie....

Amanda - posted on 10/03/2009

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i've seen so many dr's with her. she's had this since birth, she could scream for 12hours a day with colic and the colic then triggered this off. i would take her to out of hours, a&e, urgent gp appointments... they all examined her belly and said all was fine (despite a glaringly obvious hernia) nobody even mentioned the hernia to me. one day it popped back in and that's when i knew it was a hernia, it had never gone in until that point, so we went and got officially diagnosed then.



mand x

Stacey - posted on 10/03/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

my daughter has a terrible time with hers. took us til she was 15months to get it diagnosed. she will have screaming fits (from pain) for 20mins or so until she can cry no longer. its always when she has wind.

the surgeon says that hernias cause no pain, its the crying that makes it pop out and why is she crying? well children that age scream...

BS!!!!

she has real problems with it. and no-one seems to believe us. he's talkign about doing the op before she starts school purely for cosmetic appearances coz girls get picked on for having outies.

something causes her real pain, and i believe its the hernia. she can have this pain 2 or 3 times a night, 2 or 3 times a week... or she can go weeks and weeks without the pain. one dr tried to tell me its colic still. the pain never passes until she can pass wind, so we rock her, pat her back, cycle her legs, give her juice... you name it... keep goin until something helps. i just hate to see her in pain, i live with my parents and it even has my mum in tears. everyone who has ever seen her mid-flow has said 'there's something wrong with that child'.
mand x



you should probley see a different doctor thats what i did with my son all though his not been in pain with his for a long time my new doctor told us it was best to see if he needs the op as they can cause problems

Stacey - posted on 10/03/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

my daughter has a terrible time with hers. took us til she was 15months to get it diagnosed. she will have screaming fits (from pain) for 20mins or so until she can cry no longer. its always when she has wind.

the surgeon says that hernias cause no pain, its the crying that makes it pop out and why is she crying? well children that age scream...

BS!!!!

she has real problems with it. and no-one seems to believe us. he's talkign about doing the op before she starts school purely for cosmetic appearances coz girls get picked on for having outies.

something causes her real pain, and i believe its the hernia. she can have this pain 2 or 3 times a night, 2 or 3 times a week... or she can go weeks and weeks without the pain. one dr tried to tell me its colic still. the pain never passes until she can pass wind, so we rock her, pat her back, cycle her legs, give her juice... you name it... keep goin until something helps. i just hate to see her in pain, i live with my parents and it even has my mum in tears. everyone who has ever seen her mid-flow has said 'there's something wrong with that child'.
mand x



you should probley see a different doctor thats what i did with my son all though his not been in pain with his for a long time my new doctor told us it was best to see if he needs the op as they can cause problems

Sarah - posted on 10/03/2009

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my daughter had a hernia when she was a baby,she is 3 now and it seems to have corrected its self now. she also had trouble goin toilet,apple juice was really good but i also found that lying her down and pushing her legs up and down helped move things in the right direction.

Amanda - posted on 10/03/2009

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my daughter has a terrible time with hers. took us til she was 15months to get it diagnosed. she will have screaming fits (from pain) for 20mins or so until she can cry no longer. its always when she has wind.



the surgeon says that hernias cause no pain, its the crying that makes it pop out and why is she crying? well children that age scream...



BS!!!!



she has real problems with it. and no-one seems to believe us. he's talkign about doing the op before she starts school purely for cosmetic appearances coz girls get picked on for having outies.



something causes her real pain, and i believe its the hernia. she can have this pain 2 or 3 times a night, 2 or 3 times a week... or she can go weeks and weeks without the pain. one dr tried to tell me its colic still. the pain never passes until she can pass wind, so we rock her, pat her back, cycle her legs, give her juice... you name it... keep goin until something helps. i just hate to see her in pain, i live with my parents and it even has my mum in tears. everyone who has ever seen her mid-flow has said 'there's something wrong with that child'.

mand x

Stacey - posted on 10/03/2009

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my son has a hernia as well his had it pop in and out since he was about 6 weeks old his now 16 months old and has a hospital appiontment in december to see if he needs to have an op on it the 1st doctor said that that if it hadnt gone by 16-18months then he may need it

Angela - posted on 10/03/2009

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my son has one as well, he is 11 months old, he is very happy :), maybe your little one is going through a growth spirt or something. also my son seems to have trouble having a B/M most of the time too, but we have been giving him a whole lot of apple juice and it seems to be helping. his doctor also said that as long as it pushes back in and doesnt seem to be painfull to do so he is A OK :) most hernias go away with time, dont think his will, but we will cross that bridge when we get to it. Hope i was a lil helpfull :)

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