A Bump Appears Next To The Baby’s Penis For 2 Months, Should The Surgery?

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Good afternoon. I want to ask. My son, 2 months old, had a lump next to his penis, the old man said hernia to the baby. I want to ask whether the handling of a hernia in infants must be operated or there are other ways without surgery, and there are also lumps like a gland on the right forehead, whether it should also be operated on? thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Mentari

The presence of a lump in the area next to the penis in newborns is not a hernia, indeed hernias can be one consideration for this, but there are still some other medical conditions that can also cause a lump in the side of the penis

Anatomical abnormalities obtained from birth are not always dangerous, but they may interfere with the appearance (aesthetics) of the hernia, as a result of a part of the abdominal wall that is weakened, so that eventually the contents of the abdominal cavity such as the intestine move or protrude in other areas, such as testicular pouches Lipoma ulcers, which is a development of fatty tissue that is not harmful to the health of cysts, a condition in which an abnormal tissue appears in the form of a sac, so that when touched it will feel like a circle with a firm boundary, while for lumps around the forehead can be caused by the same thing as above except for hernias that generally occur in the abdominal area, groin area, and thigh area.

If a hernia has been proven by a medical professional such as a doctor, surgery must be performed for hernias that have the potential to develop worse, such as protruding tissue that ends up squeezed causing tissue damage / death (and there is no other more useful than the surgical method to deal with conditions of this type), but if after reviewing it turns out that the hernia tends to be safe (will not cause tissue damage) such as umbilical type hernias without symptoms / complaints then surgery may not be needed until the child 5 years old.

So your child should be examined first by a pediatrician so that it can be ascertained what type of lump is really a hernia, and if the hernia is what type (because there are various types of hernias), and if not a hernia will cause other health problems. By knowing what the lump is, the doctor can plan an appropriate treatment.

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