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what is herniated belly button

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Surgery if pain: Nothing if no symptoms surgeon consult if painful or cosmetically dissatisfied
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Benefits fetus: It helps a fetus to have loose belly muscles.Otherwise the blood passing into the belly button from the placenta would have a hard time at that tight ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Benefits fetus: It helps a fetus to have loose belly muscles.Otherwise the blood passing into the belly button from the placenta would have a hard time at that tight ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
USUALLY NO NEED: Unless it gets painful.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Nothing to do: Must herniated belly buttons are self limited (they will go away with time). Most hernias of the navel will close on their own over 3-5 years. Be pat ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience Urogynecology
Yes: Surgery is very effective for this.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Hernia: Stick your index finger in her belly button.If there is room around your finger it may be an umbilical hernia. Most of the time the hernia will heal o ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
More info is better: I am going to guess you are pregnant at 32 weeks. If you have no pain and you can gently push it back it, you should be fine. If it sticks out and y ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience Urogynecology
Will need to see doc: No way to tell the difference over emails sorry.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Hernias: Yes. Of course. But, with your type of hernia, there is no urgency to getting it fixed. You have time to schedule this. That changes should the hernia ... Read More

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