How To Treat A Hernia In Toddlers?

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Evening, how to treat a hernia in a 19-month-old baby? Can massage be an alternative? Because my husband doesn’t want surgery

1 Answer:

good Randy,

hernia is actually defined as an organ that protrudes through a certain gap that is weak. Most hernias occur in the gastrointestinal tract. In infants there are at least 2 types of hernias that often occur, namely umbilical hernias and inguinal hernias. In an umbilical hernia, there is a protrusion in the navel area, especially when the baby strains, coughs, or cries. While the inguinal hernia, protrusion occurs around the genitals, namely in the groin area, also when the baby is straining, coughing, or crying. The point is when the abdominal pressure is increased by the activities the sufferer does.

Umbilical hernias, generally can improve on their own before the age of 1 year, while inguinal hernias usually require a surgical procedure. It is important to understand that massage therapy cannot cure a hernia, unless the hernia is a self-limiting type like most umbilical hernias. Therefore, if your baby has an inguinal hernia, or an umbilical hernia that has not healed after the baby is 1 year old, it is important for you to have your baby checked by a doctor, especially in pediatric surgery. Here we attach an article about hernias in babies. May be useful.

dr. N. K. Arief

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