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is there an artery or vein connected to the navel, as an adult? would there be any health implications if this connection were to break? thanks

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Navel is a remnant : The navel is more like a scar or remnant of where the umbilical cord was attached. There are no vessel in it or attached to it as an adult so there is no risk of any vessels breaking.

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