Umbilical Hernia

Umbilical hernias occur while a baby is in the womb. Although they may look scary, most cases of the condition are painless and harmless. Learn what causes an umbilical hernia, what to do about it, and how to tell if you baby has one.

When to Worry: Hernia

What exactly is a hernia? Learn more about the two types of hernias that are common in babies and what kind of treatment might be needed.

Long Belly Buttons

Dr. Alan Greene answers the question, Should I be concerned about my baby's long belly button?

Delayed Umbilical Cord Separation

Dr. Alan Greene answers the question, Why hasn't my baby's umbilical cord fallen off yet?

Introduction to Umbilical Hernia

Learn the common signs and symptoms of umbilical hernias, as well as how to treat and prevent them.

Inguinal Hernia

This baby has a hernia in the groin. This inguinal hernia is seen as an area of swelling on the left side of the scrotum.

Umbilical and Inguinal Hernia Symptoms and Treatment

A hernia occurs when an organ inside the body (usually the intestine or bladder) pushes through an opening in the abdominal wall. Learn how to spot the signs of two common hernias and when to seek treatment.

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