A 43-year-old member asked:
What does a big out belly button mean?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Navel: The navel is a scar where the umbilical cord was once attached. Around 90% of people have a depression (innie) ; about 10% have a protrusion (outie). It is reported that a protruding navel develops because of more abundant skin remaining after the umbilical cord is separated. If you have a new or large protrusion - that could be an umbilical hernia which would merit medical evaluation.
Answered on Dec 1, 2013
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