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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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I had gall bladder surgery a month ago. My belly button was an innie but is now an outie. When will it go back to normal? Can I do something to help?

I had gall bladder surgery a month ago. My belly button was an innie but is now an outie. When will it go back to normal? Can I do something to help?

Not sure: If you had the "outie" directly after surgery, it may be how the surgeon put the incision back together, and the only way to fix it is another surgery (only needed for cosmetic reasons). If it was an "innie" after surgery, but all of a sudden is an "outie", then you may have a hernia related to the surgery. ...Read more

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I got a scar on my stomach from a surgery which goes through my abodmen will i be able to reduce it and have a belly button? Also how does it cost?

I got a scar on my stomach from a surgery which goes through my abodmen will i be able to reduce it and have a belly button? Also how does it cost?

Likely from infancy: Probably for correction of congenital problem such as omphalocele, gastroschisis or exstrophy. I which case a pediatric surgeon, pediatric urologist or plastic surgeon could book this as a revision of original problem ; would be covered by medical insurance. Not sure about nhs in uk. A faux belly button could be made at same time. Enquire at great ormond st. Children's hospital in london.Good luck. ...Read more

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I just had surgery and they went through my belly button its a week later and there is a fluid that's yellow coming out?

I just had surgery and they went through my belly button its a week later and there is a fluid that's yellow coming out?

Contact surgeon: Please contact your surgeon as soon as possible to see what they recommend as evaluation or treatment for your issue however it does not sound like an emergency issue. ...Read more

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Can a doctor go through the belly button to preform a gastric sleeve surgery, to avoid scaring?

Can a doctor go through the belly button to preform a gastric sleeve surgery, to avoid scaring?

Yes: Yes some advanced surgeons can do this but not that many. Generally even the surgeons that are capable only do the single incision procedure on specific patients. I do this procedure in my practice but the incision is not through the belly button. But a few centimeters higher instead. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery through my belly button 7 years ago. The scar is red, angry, painful and slowly growing. Can anything be done?

I had laparoscopic surgery through my belly button 7 years ago.  The scar is red, angry, painful and slowly growing.   Can anything be done?

Sounds like: Keloid or at least hypertrophic scar. Excision, steroid injection, topical radiation are alternatives. Consult with your surgeon or a dermatologist for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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Could i be pregnant after a tubal i had a tubal cauterization done in june of 2011 they went in through a 4inch scar below my belly button b/c it was from a former surgery. 4 days after my surgery i had a fever of 102 and my stomach was swollen and hot bu

Could i be pregnant after a tubal i had a tubal cauterization done in june of 2011 they went in through a 4inch scar below my belly button b/c it was from a former surgery. 4 days after my surgery i had a fever of 102 and my stomach was swollen and hot bu

Even : Even though there is a 1% chance of pregnancy after having your tubes tied irregardless of your complications, there are more likely causes depending on your age and other symptoms. Reasons for a missed period besides pregnancy are stress, poor diet, extreme exercise, weight loss, hormone imbalance such as with thyroid disorders or polycystic ovarian syndrome and even peri-menopause if you are older. You should take a pregnancy test just to be certain you are not pregnant. If you are still not sure why your period has become irregular, you should give your ob/gyn doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to get surgery on my outy belly button ?

How to get surgery on my outy belly button ?

Hernis: Umbilical hernia can be repaired. See your doctor to get referral to surgeon. Repairs are appropriate after the age of 3 to 5. ...Read more

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How do they do belly button appendix surgery?

How do they do belly button appendix surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery: Appendectomies nowadays are generally being done laparoscopically, ie though small incisions. One of these incisions is usually near the belly button. Two other small incisions enable the surgeon to find the appendix and to remove it. ...Read more

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