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01 Oct 2007

Belly Button
My 4 month old's belly button has grown big and does not look good, could it be some infection? can something be done to reduce it?
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

This sounds like an umbilical hernia which is extremely common in infants. It is not an infection and is not at all dangerous. In virtually all cases the hernia closes up by itself before the age of 3 years.
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