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  • Hernias for Teens


    A hernia is an opening or weakness in the wall of a muscle, tissue, or membrane that normally holds an organ in place. Learning to prevent hernias isn't hard to do - check out these tips.

  • Hernias for Parents


    Hernias are fairly common in kids, and hernia repair is one of the most common pediatric surgeries.

  • Umbilical Hernias for Parents


    An umbilical hernia shows up as a bump under the belly button. If a hernia doesn't go away by age 4 or 5 or causes problems, doctors may recommend surgery.

  • Inguinal Hernias for Parents


    An inguinal hernia happens when part of the intestines pushes through an opening in the lower part of the abdomen. Doctors fix these hernias with surgery.

  • Epigastric Hernias for Parents


    An epigastric hernia is when part of the intestines pushes through the abdominal muscles between the belly button and the chest. Many are small, cause no symptoms, and don't need treatment.

  • Surgical Conditions - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents


    Info on conditions that require surgery.

  • Testicular Exams for Teens


    If you're a guy, you may be wondering why the doctor needs to do a testicular exam. Find out in this article.

  • Digestive System - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents


    Conditions that affect the intestines, liver, pancreas, and other organs in the digestive tract.

  • Hydrocele for Parents


    A hydrocele is a pouch of fluid around the testicle inside the scrotum. Hydroceles are common in newborns, especially preemies.

  • Looking at Your Newborn: What's Normal for Parents


    When you first meet your newborn, you may be surprised by what you see. Here's what to expect.