Treatment Of Newborn Umbilical Hernia

What happens in the body of my baby?

A pair of stomach muscles down the belly ribs to the pelvis. Muscles are parallel and are interconnected above its surrounding thick fabrics.

Newborns have these muscles, but the connective tissue are not fully connected. This makes sense because the cord extends through the space between these muscles. When the baby is in the womb, if these muscles were attached, then they cut the exchange of blood between mother and child. Both muscles and its accompanying tissue attached above and below the navel, but remain loose right around the umbilical cord after delivery.

Once your baby is delivered and the umbilical cord is cut, it is safe for the muscles to attach. If, after the umbilical stump falls, the muscles are not attached to, the intestines may protrude through the hole and the navel will look like a "outie", also known as an umbilical hernia. The actual hernia consists of a bag projecting through this opening between the pieces of muscle tissue and the abdominal wall. This opening is called the umbilical ring.

Some babies have small hernias and some are large. Hernia always jumps when a baby cries because the pressure generated by crying causes the intestines to push through the umbilical ring. The hernia can also look conspicuous when a baby strains. Sometimes, hernia may get caught.
Umbilical hernias are seen in more than 10 percent of normal white babies and an even higher number of African-American babies. hernia pop out - sometimes a remarkable amount - but should be easily flattened: gently push, a parent should be able to maneuver the hernia down. When a baby cries, it is difficult to push the hernia; but when a baby is calm, it should be pretty easy.

Hernias should be seen by a doctor when he can not be easily pushed or when the area around them becomes red and warm. Sometimes they are trapped - the intestines get stuck in the muscle and can not be pushed because they are inflated. Both choked and strangled hernia are medical emergencies. strangulated hernias should be treated immediately with surgery, because if deprived of oxygen dies intestine, this piece of intestine must be removed before fatal consequences established in jail hernias. The only test is to apply gentle pressure to the hernia to see if it can be pushed back in (in medical terms this is called reduced). You or your doctor can perform this test. If a hernia can be easily reduced, which is normal. In the case of a strangulated hernias or incarcerated, ultrasound can help determine whether or not the blood flows to the prisoner in the hernia of the small intestine.

Normal processing time for a hernia is reducible. For two years, 95 percent of all umbilical hernias close on their own. If a hernia has not closed by the mother, then you can choose to have surgically closed for aesthetic reasons.

All strangulated hernias and incarcerated hernias should be treated surgically. The hose piece trapped in the space between the muscles should be pushed back muscles, and then, the opening may be sutured. Sometimes the intestine is inflated or had a minimum while trapped blood flow. In extreme cases, when a segment of the intestine is thus greatly deprived of oxygen that does not work, it must be removed.

Entrapment and strangulation are very, very rare. Babies with hernias teeth almost always have pain and vomiting. Remember, when a baby cries, a hernia will always be difficult to push inside.

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