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What is protruding belly button

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 24 years experience
Usually hernia : This is usually sign of a hernia. Other cause may be liver disease. U will have to c ur doctor to be examined and then referred to a surgeon for a con... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Probably: An umbilical hernia. If you have symptoms, you should have surgical repair. Show it to a surgeon. He should be able to tell you for sure.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No problem: It sounds like your baby has an umbilical (belly button) hernia, but your baby's doctor can tell you for sure. 90+% of the time, these resolve on the... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mazen Mardini
Gastroenterology 48 years experience
Umbilical hernia: enlarged umbilical opening, usaually due to obesity or increased intra abdominal pressure,or volume.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 39 years experience
Hernia: This is an umbilical hernia, or a weakness in the abdominal wall that allows things on the inside to protrude to the outside such as fat and intestine... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
General Anesthesia: Whatever is "incarcerated" within the hernia, it is unlikely to find its way back in without surgery since the "captured" tissue gets swollen. If you... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Usually none.: It sounds like your baby has an umbilical (belly button) hernia, but your baby's doctor can tell you for sure. 90+% of the time, these resolve on the... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Sure Sounds Like One: What you are describing sounds like an umbilical hernia. If small and w/o symptoms, these may be rx'd conservatively. Otherwise, simple outpatient sur... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Umbilical hernia: Not a problem provided the protruding belly button can easily be pushed in when he is lying down. You can feel an "gap", with your finger, in the abdo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
General Surgery 33 years experience
Umbilical hernia: This is most likely an umbilical hernia. Usually these will go away by themselves. If it is still present at age 5 it should be surgically repaired.

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