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.
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.
Dr. Alan Greene answers the question, Should I be concerned about my baby's long belly button?
Dr. Alan Greene answers the question, Why hasn't my baby's umbilical cord fallen off yet?
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.