Non-Reducible/Incarcerated Umbilical Hernia?
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February 16th, 2012, 05:49 PM
Join Date: Dec 2010
I'm sure a hernia doesn't really qualify as special needs, but I thought some of you ladies might have experience with this. I'm new to hernias so forgive me if I ask dumb questions.
We just found out yesterday that our 2 year old son has a non-reducible umbilical hernia. He has an ultrasound Monday to see exactly what is going on with it but I wanted to ask you all some questions. (The doc also wanted to make 100% sure it is a hernia.)
Do these always require surgery? I know the reducible ones normally aren't surgically repaired until the child is 5ish, but if what I am understanding is correct from my interrnet research, non-reducibles do need repairing because they can damage the intestine and could possibly become strangulated hernias, correct?
What exactly will they be looking for with the ultrasound?
Any info you all can give me about your experiences with these will be wonderful. Thank you!
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