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difference between umbilical and supra umbilical hernia?

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please can you tell me the difference between an umbilical hernia and a supra umbilical hernia? my 2 year old has a 1cm hernia......the surgeon says that it's an umbilical hernia and doesn't need to be operated on and his 2 registrars (below him) both say that she has a supra umbilical hernia and needs to be operated on. I'm so confused and don't know what to do.


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replied January 20th, 2012
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Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
It is difficult to comment on the exact diagnosis without examining the child. If you are worried and in doubt, you should consider taking a second opinion from another pediatric surgeon. Proceed with further management after your second opinion. Umbilical hernia can be left alone to get corrected as the child grows. If it is not umbilical hernia, it might need correction depending on the extent of the problem.
Take care.



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