Apart from waiting till a child reaches 2 years old to seek surgery for umbilical hernia, meanwhile is their something one can do to reverse the abnormality at home?
Provided there is no risk of
incarceration (intestine getting stuck in it,
which can eventually lead to obstruction), it
can be observed for now. If there are any
concerns about the complications
mentioned (incarceration or obstruction)
operative management may be required
before that age. It depends on the size of
the defect.
Umbilical hernias vary in size however usually after
the first visit to the Paediatrician or
Paediatric Surgeon, it is observed as most
of them tend to close by the age 4 or 5
YEARS.