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Doctor insights on: Dark Ring Around Belly Button During Pregnancy

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is numbness around belly button during pregnancy at 33 weeks normal?

Is numbness around belly button during pregnancy at 33 weeks normal?

Belly button: the skin can be stretched with the advancing pregnancy which can also stretch nerves. This is temporary. And yes, it is normal. ...Read more

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Is a protruding belly button during pregnancy a sign of hernia?

Is a protruding belly button during pregnancy a sign of hernia?

Yes: Yes it is. It may improve after delivery. See a surgeon after delivery. ...Read more

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My belly button has popped out during my pregnancy. Now it's four months after i delivered but why still my belly button didn't go inside.?

My belly button has popped out during my pregnancy. Now it's four months after i delivered  but why still my belly button didn't  go inside.?

Longer leash: Before your pregnancy, your belly button was tacked down on the inside to a ligament (which used to be the umbilical artery and vein) from your umbilical cord when you were born. The degenerated artery and vein- now ligament- delivered blood to your liver. During your pregnancy that ligament stretched and probably tore so that the internal pucker is no more. ...Read more

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Belly button ring hole itching, early sign of pregnancy?

Belly button ring hole itching, early sign of pregnancy?

Have not heard that : One, the best way to tell is to do a blood preg test which will be + a few days before the missed period. ...Read more

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I have a white ring around my belly button, whole button feels bumpy when pressing down on it. Never had a piercing or pregnancy. Weigh 52kg's normal?

I have a white ring around my belly button, whole button feels bumpy when pressing down on it. Never had a piercing or pregnancy. Weigh 52kg's normal?

Normal: This is the tendon around where the umbilical cord came through. may feel bumpy but if no pain leave it alone. 52 kgs is not unusal but you did not mention how tall you were. Best wishes. ...Read more

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