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A 24-year-old female asked:

26y.o. belly button seems to be changing. not sure if this is normal or something is wrong. seems to be changing from "inny" to "outtie" belly button?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Sounds like: You have developed an umbilical hernia. Sometimes this can be caused by ascites, an abnormal fluid collection in the abdomen. Best to show it to a surgeon, so you can get recommendation on how to treat this. Most of the time, it is just a cosmetic problem.
Dr. Jorge De la Pedraja
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Hernia: It could be changing because you may have an umbilical hernia.

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