A 38-year-old member asked:
what does it mean if your belly button pushes out?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Navel.: The navel is a scar where the umbilical cord was once attached. Around 90% of people have a depression (innie) ; about 10% have a protrusion (outie). It is reported that a protruding navel develops because of more abundant skin remaining after the umbilical cord is separated. If your navel is normally depressed and now protrudes that could be an umbilical hernia ; would warrant medical eval.
Answered on Mar 20, 2018
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