A 30-year-old member asked:
my boyfriends doctor noticed his large belly button and told him he had a hernia. can it cause entrapment?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 39 years experience
Unlikely: An umbilical hernia is a common cause of a bulge at the belly button (umbilicus). While hernias can slowly enlarge over time, it is fairly uncommon to get a hernia incarceration or strangulation. Smaller hernias may have lower risk of getting "trapped" while larger hernias that may contain intestine could have a low risk of getting "trapped..".
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General Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: I would fix it. It can get strangulated. www.drlugo.com.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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