Quoting Kait.:" My 16 month old has what her pedi thinks is a hernia about 3 inches above her belly button... she meets ... [snip!] ... time so we've been putting one-pieces on her so she can't get to it as easy.. Is the redness a bad thing or completely normal?"
If you still aren't able to push the hernia in, the herniated intestine may have become trapped (incarcerated) in the abdominal wall — a serious condition that may require immediate medical attention. This condition may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, fever, rapid heart rate, sudden pain that quickly intensifies, and a hernia bulge that turns red, purple or dark. If any of these signs or symptoms occur, call your doctor right away.