my 17 month old son still has an umbilical hernia. will he need surgery?

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Elfrieda - posted on 06/19/2012

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It's hard to predict. Sometimes it closes up by itself, and sometimes it doesn't. My nephew had that, and at 12 months it was still herniated, but he just had his 24 month checkup and it's healed, so no surgery for him!

Lisamarie - posted on 06/19/2012

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Hey, I'm not too sure, I think it depends on how bad it is. My daughter had one and had to have surgery on her 2nd birthday (bless her) but it was pretty routine and she was fine after. Have you seen a doctor? Does it stick out?

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