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A 28-year-old female asked:

my belly button has popped out during my pregnancy. now it's four months after i delivered but why still my belly button didn't go inside.?

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Dr. Timothy Schultz
General Practice 31 years experience
Longer leash: Before your pregnancy, your belly button was tacked down on the inside to a ligament (which used to be the umbilical artery and vein) from your umbilical cord when you were born. The degenerated artery and vein- now ligament- delivered blood to your liver. During your pregnancy that ligament stretched and probably tore so that the internal pucker is no more.

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