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Small indent above belly button??

Postby cassie05 » Sun Feb 12, 2006 08:13 pm

by cassie05 (2243 Posts), Sun Feb 12, 2006 08:13 pm

Ok so Stephen was walking around without a shirt on today and I noticed an indent about the size of a dime right above his belly button. Anyone know if this is normal?
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Re : Small indent above belly button??

Postby jenandtheboys » Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:30 pm

by jenandtheboys (1245 Posts), Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:30 pm

Sorry, Cassie, I don't think I've ever seen or heard of anything like this. It couldn't have been just "temporary", could it? Like maybe he was lying down on his tummy on top of a toy, etc and it made an impression in his skin?

If it wasn't that, then I have no idea. Was it red, irritated, etc? Sorry, just brainstorming and trying to come up with ideas. Hopefully, someone else will have better thoughts for you. [:)]
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Re : Small indent above belly button??

Postby cassie05 » Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:23 pm

by cassie05 (2243 Posts), Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:23 pm

Nope he wasnt laying on anything and it wasnt red or iritated. I felt it and you could feel where it indented, the rest of his tummy was normal. Geez, what else is next :(
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Re : Small indent above belly button??

Postby laura » Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:47 pm

by laura (5139 Posts), Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:47 pm

Sounds like what Cam still has- preemies often have umbilical hernias where their belly buttons bulge out. As Cam got older, she didn't pouch out any more, but you can still see where the abdominal muscles aren't as tight as they might be, and she gets dents there like you're describing. I'd check with the pedi to be sure, but that'd be my (non medical) guess! Hope it goes away soon!
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Re : Small indent above belly button??

Postby deerhart » Mon Feb 13, 2006 09:43 am

by deerhart (3282 Posts), Mon Feb 13, 2006 09:43 am

That does sound like an umbilical hernia and since he's over the age of 1 the likelyhood of it self healing goes down quite a bit, but on the flip side I don't think they do anything to correct them (unless there is a problem) until 3-4 years old)
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Re : Small indent above belly button??

Postby jenchar » Mon Feb 13, 2006 07:48 pm

by jenchar (423 Posts), Mon Feb 13, 2006 07:48 pm

Ditto to the umbilical hernia theory. My DD Meghan had once that protruded for about 3 months...it was so cute...but I'm glad it went away as she got older so there isn't any risk of teasing and such.

Hugs Cassie! Keep those twins "brewing." I'm thinking PE free thoughts for you.

Jen
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Re : Small indent above belly button??

Postby caitlynsmama » Wed Feb 15, 2006 08:33 am

by caitlynsmama (436 Posts), Wed Feb 15, 2006 08:33 am

Caitlyn had an umbilical one that was bad enough for surgery. She had it fixed when she had her bilateral ones. (three at a time) He will be fine (what the docs told me) if it does not give him pain.
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Re : Small indent above belly button??

Postby cassie05 » Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:16 am

by cassie05 (2243 Posts), Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:16 am

Thanks everyone for the advice, I plan on making an appt for next week so the doc can check it out. I did have him at the docs today but it was synagis day for us so not a good day to wait around and talk to the doc LOL.
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