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umbilical hernia and thyroid issues

Discussion in 'Parents Off Topic' started by joy orz, May 30, 2010.

  1. joy orz

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    So Caleb, our newborn has an umbilical hernia. :( In fact he will be 5 weeks old tomorrow and his stump just fell off today.

    We took him in for his one month appt on Friday, and his pedi ran bloodwork for thyroid issues. She said that they can sometimes be linked.

    Since it's a holiday weekend, I'm guessing we won't get the results til Tues or Weds. And of course I googled it, which is a TERRIBLE idea. :eek:

    So I'm hoping someone will tell me their happy story of an outie that just went away on it's own. Please?
     
  2. timsma

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    My nonD son had a regular belly button (inee) and developed a herniated bellybutton about a week after his stump fell off. They just let it go and it is still an outie. They check it pretty regularly at his pediatricians and so far no problems. He may eventually need surgery should it get worse. No thyroid problems at all. He's 14 now. Hopefully that will be the case with your little guy too!
     
  3. Flutterby

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    My cousin, who was born at 32 weeks, had an umbilical cord hernia.. I believe it ended up going away on its own... I know they were thinking surgery may have to be done.. but I don't think it ended up that way... (they never said anything about thyroid issues though..They said that the hernia's sometimes just happen...)
     
  4. timsma

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    Funny, Kim,,,,,,,my son that had that problem was also born at 32 weeks.
     
  5. Kaylas mom

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    Nick has an "outie" now.. he was in so much pain the frist 6 months of his life while the dr's were trying to figure out what was wrong with him. They said it was from the force from crying all the time. There are times when it is huge and other times that it is just skin. Oddly, he has been tested for thyroid issues many times and occasionally runs a little hyperthyroid and then it will go back to normal.
     
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    Two of my nieces had umbilical hernias. The dr. just watched them and if they aren't gone by about 5 they will do surgery to repair it. Both the girls' must have gone away on their own, but they both have outty belly buttons. That was all there was to it, no mention of thyroid issues and I don't believe they were ever checked for anything like that.
     
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    Chloe also had an umbilical hernia, but she never had to have anything done to it. She is almost 10 now. It did look kind of scary when she would cry but it turned out fine.
     
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    Our pedi might be a bit more aggressive, but she said if they were still there at age 2 then she'd consider referring us for possible surgery. My two youngest both had them, but they closed up lone before 2 - it's apparently pretty common.

    No one ever mentioned thyroid issues to me, but we had all the normal newborn screenings done so I assume if there was anything amiss at that point I would have known.
     
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    Weird.....all 3 of my girls had an umbilical hernia. Morgan's was HUGE (lemon sized) and ended up closing on it's own. I have one, too, that was re-damaged with pregnancies, and needs surgery. Zoe's was small, and she does have Hashi's....interesting...I've never heard this before!
     
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    Seans was called an umbilical hernia but his was above the belly button. It hadn't closed by last year after he turned 5 and although it never caused pain or discomfort, his endo felt, with diabetes in the mix, it was best to have it repaired under controlled circumstances rather than risk emergency surgery down the road.
    So he had it repaired last August.
     
  11. joy orz

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    The good news is that his thyroid bloodwork came out normal. :D

    Yeah!

    They had done the newborn screen and nothing showed up, but because Ava was diagnosed with D so young, they are looking at Caleb more closely for anything amiss. So they ran the throid again just to be sure.

    Hopefully, the belly button will just sink in all by itself.

    Ava has an outie. It's really cute, looks like a cinnamon bun. :p But it was never popped out quite like this.

    Anyway, the good news is that the stump is off the boy's button, the bloodwork is fine and we'll just wait and see.

    On a side note, since they drew blood anyway, I had them run a glucose test just to ease my mind a bit. That was fine too, but I wonder how many more times I'll ask for stuff just to be sure, then get all worked up about it.

    Whew, this parenting thing is hard. Who knew? ;)
     
  12. lisanc

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    My son had one ... and it was rather large ... good news, it did go away on its own with no associated complications. :D

    Lisa
     

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