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Hernia

 

When the baby cries, you may notice a small swelling in one or both groins, and sometimes the scrotum may swell up on one side. This means that all the tissues have not closed up properly during development and the intestines keep protruding through the opening. The hernia should be operated upon as soon as possible, because Sometimes a part of the intestine may get caught in the opening, which can be very serious.

The umbilical hernia is seen as a small protrusion at the umbilicus. It gradually closes up by 6 to 9 months and nothing needs to be done about it. Sometimes it may not close, and an operation will be necessary around 1 to 2 years of age.

 


 
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