Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Bulge in the Belly Button Outlook

What to expect with an umbilical hernia:

  • An umbilical hernia is normal in an infant.
  • Most umbilical hernias resolve within 2 years.

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Last Updated: Aug 15, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Bulge in the Belly Button References
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