Umbilical Hernia Child
Most hernias will close on their own within the first 5 years of life.
Sometimes a hernia does not close. Surgery will be done to put the tissue back into place. Surgery may also be needed for hernias that are causing problems, such as blocking the intestine or blood flow. These will need surgery right away.
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