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A hernia is a bulge that develops in the body. Learn about common types of hernias found near the belly or the groin.

Key points

  • Inguinal hernias occur in as many as five out of 100 babies. They are repaired with surgery.
  • Umbilical hernias usually fix themselves and do not require surgery.
  • Seek medical assistance right away if your child vomits or the swelling becomes painful or discoloured.
Last updated: April 2nd 2024