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Why is there a lump in my baby's skin near the belly button?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The umbilical artery that connected mom and child passes thru the abdominal wall. After the cord has healed, a gap may remain through which the digestive organs may protrude, causing pain and creating an umbilical hernia. These usually close by themselves within a few years, but a doctor should check it out to make sure there aren't any trapped intestines.
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