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Can gastroschisis cause your kid to not have a belly button?

Can gastroschisis cause your kid to not have a belly button?

Sometimes: Depending on the surgical approach, patients may not have a normal appearing umbilicus. ...Read more

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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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If I have a hernia in my belly button will that cause me to fail a physical?

If I have a hernia in my belly button will that cause me to fail a physical?

Maybe: If you are referring to a physical for work or the military, it will depend on the doctor doing it and the job requirements. These are very common, and can be highly variable in terms of their significance. Small hernias without symptoms can generally be safely watched, without activity restriction. Larger hernias or those causing pain may need repair by a general surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Where can you have a hernia besides your belly button?

Where can you have a hernia besides your belly button?

Hernias: Most common hernias are groin (inguinal) hernias in men. Ventral and epigastric hernias above the umbilical area are less common. Hernias can also occur at old surgical scars from past surgery. ...Read more

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What can they do for a baby with a herniated belly button?

Benefits fetus: It helps a fetus to have loose belly muscles.Otherwise the blood passing into the belly button from the placenta would have a hard time at that tight area.After birth, the strap muscles of the belly remain loose until baby begins to sit up, pull up & otherwise tighten them.At that point, most pooched out bb's go back in.If still out after walking a year, i'll have them evaluated for surgery. ...Read more

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If you have hernia in your belly button can it move or spread down to your groin?

If you have hernia in your belly button can it move or spread down to your groin?

Not really: A hernia occurs in a weak part of the abdominal wall. It is common to have simultaneous umbilical and inguinal hernias, though I do not believe they generally share the same hernia sac. More due to having risk factors in common. Are often corrected during the same surgery. Umbilical hernia usually requires general anesthesia, though inguinal can be done with multiple techniques. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to make your belly button an inny insetad of outty?

Can it be possible for you to make your belly button an inny insetad of outty?

Possibly: You can contact a cosmetic surgeon and see if you are a suitable candidate for this type of revision. If you have a normal pattern of healing it is likely this can be easily accomplished in the right hands. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to hurt your baby by playing with your belly button ?

Is it possible for you to hurt your baby by playing with your belly button ?

Shouldn't be a : Problem. Your navel is where the umbilical cord was attached to your mother's placenta. Your navel is not attached to your baby or your baby's umbilical cord. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your bowels to get stuck or caught in your intestines after having a belly button hernia repair?

Is it possible for your bowels to get stuck or caught in your intestines after having a belly button hernia repair?

Adhesions: Post-operative adhesions may result after any type of abdominal surgery. Think of a scar after you get a cut on your skin. The inside of the body will form scars to heal the tissue similarly. Sometimes these scar tissues are "sticky" and may form an adhesion to the intestine, or any other abdominal organ such as the liver, gallbladder, spleen or stomach. Most adhesions do not cause symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it true crunches can cause your stomach to have a pooch? If so how to work out ur stomach?

Is it true crunches can cause your stomach to have a pooch? If so how to work out ur stomach?

Cardio Mix: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you lose stomach fat, if any. To lose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more

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If you have an abdominal aneurysm that gives pain, would the doctor be able to feel it in belly when examining it? And can a small aneurysm give pain?

If you have an abdominal aneurysm that gives pain, would the doctor be able to feel it in belly when examining it? And can a small aneurysm give pain?

Maybe: It is difficult to feel small aneurysms at times so may not be able to identify if painful. Small aneurysms are typically not symptomatic. If there is pain from the aneurysm it would be expected to be enlarged and possibly growing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an umbilical hernia without the belly button sticking out or it being visible at all?

Yes possible: Small hernias especially obese abdomen , small hernial defects may not be visible as protrusion . If you are suspecious that you have one go to your doctor for clinical examination ...Read more

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Women have belly buttons because they need to feed the child in the belly. So why do men have belly buttons if they can't get pregnant?

Women have belly buttons because they need to feed the child in the belly. So why do men have belly buttons if they can't get pregnant?

Bizarre idea: The belly button is a remnant of the site where the umbilical cord crossed into the fetal abdomen and brought nutrition from the placenta. It is required for any fetus, regardless of sex, and exists long before a fetal mouth or other parts form. You need a basic course in biology to understand the real process. ...Read more

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What is it like to have to deal with diaphragmatic hernia during pregnancy?

What is it like to have to deal with diaphragmatic hernia during pregnancy?

Variable: Most hiatal hernias don't cause any problems at all, even when pregnant. Reflux and heartburn are typically worse during pregnancy, even without a hiatal hernia. Large hiatal hernias (paraesophageal) could be worse, but it is highly unlikely to exist in a pregnant patient (usually ages 60 and up). Check with your OB to find out more. ...Read more

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Can it be possible to have a baby growing on your spleen?

Can it be possible to have a baby growing on your spleen?

Very unlikely: to have ectopic pregnancy outside the pelvis, even if it happens, won't last for long, can easily be detected by ultrasound or other imaging study, check with your doctor, but what makes you think you have, or anybody else has? ...Read more