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What does a hernia in the belly button look like?

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Dr. John Bodell answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Usually the 'belly button' (umbilical hernia) protrudes out, not in the usual inward appearance. To check if this is present, you should lie on your back, relax your abdomen, and press in on the buldge and see if it goes in or flat. You may actually feel and soft opening.

Answered Oct 23, 2017

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Dr. Leonard Metildi answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Umbilical hernias present as a protrusion in the belly button, with or without pain. If you have an "outie" try gently pushing on it. If it disappears, you have an umbilical hernia.

Answered Jan 7, 2020

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