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hi there iam very bloated and belly button is hard and swollen and i got cramps? what does it mean

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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Hernia?: Your description of your belly button as hard and swollen, along with your other symptoms, makes me think of an incarcerated umbilical hernia as a worst case scenario. You should be evaluated right away in an ED as sometimes this requires urgent surgery.
Answered on Mar 18, 2017

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