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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 the one of the most common surgeries performed on children.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hydrocele for Parents


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

  • Surgical Conditions for Parents


    Info on conditions that require surgery.

  • 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.

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) for Teens


    Gastroesophageal reflux disease doesn't just affect old people who eat too much while watching TV. Active, healthy teens can have GERD too.