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What Is Your Bellybutton Connected To As An Adult
Nothing!: The bellybutton is essentially scar tissue (left over from the neonatal umbilical cord) that is fused with the abdominal wall. There are some pediatric surgical problems involving remaining attachments to the umbilical stump, but normally the belly button is not "attached" to anything. In fact, many laparascopic surgeries use the belly button as an entry point into the abdomen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not true: Embryologically speaking, there is a loose connection, both being part of immature forming GI tract, but there is no physical connection, which is what you are asking, i think? ...Read more
19y/o F(DX: Inappropriate Sinus Tach): occasional abdominal & lower back pain. Just noticed a pulse feeling around bellybutton. Could be connected?
Pulsation: Prominent pulsation within the abdomen usually stems from the aorta which is a large artery and it is not too unusual to feel it especially in slender people. Abnormally prominent pulsations can be due to an aortic aneurysm Which can cause back and occasional abdominal discomfort. For peace of mind get examined by a physician who will perform a careful examination of your abdomen and then advise ...Read more
Is there an artery or vein connected to the navel, as an adult? Would there be any health implications if this connection were to break? Thanks
Navel is a remnant : The navel is more like a scar or remnant of where the umbilical cord was attached. There are no vessel in it or attached to it as an adult so there is no risk of any vessels breaking. ...Read more
Are there any arteries or veins connected to the navel (as an adult)?
Would it be safe to do surgery on the navel? Would there be blood?
Only as Fetus: When the human baby (fetus) develops in the womb, it is hooked up to the placenta by the umbilical artery and vein. These vessels passed into the baby by way of the umbilicus. Once born, these vessels almost disappear, and by adulthood are only represented by the ligament of treitz. Surgery on the navel is safe and is a frequently used in laparoscopic surgery. Expect minimal blood loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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