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What Is Outy Belly Button
Certaily: If you are ready to pay up for elective surgery, you can look for a cosmetic surgeon to do the procedure. Many other surgeons could probably do this, but if your after a specific look afterward, find someone with experience. ...Read more
Umbilical hernia: Can lead to an outy. Genetics can cause an outy. Other than that not sure what other factors lead to it as it is only a cosmetic concern... ...Read more
Maybe hernia: Sometimes an.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not necessarily.: An "outie" navel does not necessarily mean that you have an umbilical hernia. Ask your doctor to perform a physical exam to evaluate. If you do have a hernia, surgical repair is safe and effective. However, not all umbilical hernias need to be fixed. Those that are growing or causing symptoms should be fixed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Pick up the phone...: ...And arrange an appointment with a cosmetic surgeon. This is your safest and most reliable option. Then please determine whether the expense and recovery is worth it. ...Read more
26y.O. Belly button seems to be changing. Not sure if this is normal or something is wrong. Seems to be changing from "inny" to "outtie" belly button?
An outie : belly button should not impact the quality of sexual activity. if you have marked protrusion and pain please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: Just have it cleaned first with an antiseptic solution Make sure the needle is clean and sharp Make sure you look for signs of infection such as redness and tenderness after the piercing. Go to a reliable place- with a reputation for cleanliness. Make sure your immunizations are up to date including Hepatitis B. ...Read more
Type of scar: In humans, the navel scar can appear as a depression (often referred to colloquially as an innie) or as a protrusion (outie). About 90% of humans have innies. The occurrence of an outie navel is caused by the extra skin left from the umbilical cord. As navels are scars, and not defined by genetics, they can serve as a way of distinguishing between identical twins. ...Read more
Outy BB is a hernia: Normal belly buttons are "iny". "outy"belly buttons are umbilical hernias. ...Read more
What to do if I have an outie belly button and most people I know have innies. I hate it. any opinions on outies?
Your'e worried about: how good looking your belly button is? Outies are not good or bad - they just are. I don't want to insult you - but aren't there more important things to focus your time and energy on? Learn to accept you navel. Take care. ...Read more
More details please: Belly-button (umbilical) pain may originate locally due to infection or herniation, or be "referred" from another abdominal location like the appendix. Signs/symptoms of concern include: local redness & drainage, umbilical bulging that can't be reduced with gentle pressure, fever, vomiting, change in bowels, generalized abdominal tenderness (suggests peritonitis), worsening pain. More details pls. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Pain around the belly button can result from a local issue, like a hernia, or from things arising from inside the abdomen, including inflammation of part of the GI tract, like the small bowel or appendix. Things like a viral gastroenteritis (aka "stomach flu"), bacterial infection from appendicitis, obstruction, pancreatitis, gastritis and ulcer disease can be causes. Best to get checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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