A 46-year-old member asked:
Is a protruding belly button during pregnancy a sign of hernia?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Lydonanswered
General Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Yes it is. It may improve after delivery. See a surgeon after delivery.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Is a protruding belly button when he sticks his belly out considered a hernia?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosenanswered
General Surgery 36 years experience
Sure Sounds Like One: What you are describing sounds like an umbilical hernia. If small and w/o symptoms, these may be rx'd conservatively. Otherwise, simple outpatient surgery can fix the problem. I recommend that you see a hernia surgeon.
5.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. David Earle commented
General Surgery 33 years experience
You can find a surgeon interested in hernia repair at the Americas Hernia Society website
Apr 29, 2015
Last updated Sep 11, 2013
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