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What is your bellybutton connected to as an adult?

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 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


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Is it true that your bellybutton is connected to your anus?

Is it true that your bellybutton is connected to your anus?

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

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19y/o F (DX: Inappropriate Sinus Tach): occasional abdominal & lower back pain. Just noticed a pulse feeling around bellybutton. Could be connected?

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

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What is an adult navel connected to?

What is an adult navel connected to?

Nothing: Adult navel is not connected to anything or any part of the body ...Read more

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What is your belly button connected too?

What is your belly button connected too?

The navel or: Umbilicus is the location where the umbilical cord was once attached. There is normally a depression of the abdominal muscles with surrounding fascia in the area of the umbilicus. ...Read more

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What is your belly button connected to internally?

What is your belly button connected to internally?

Umbilicus: The navel or umbilicus is the location where the umbilical cord was once attached. There is normally a depression of the abdominal muscles with surrounding fascia in the area of the umbilicus. ...Read more

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Is the belly button connected to anything?

Umbilicus: The navel or umbilicus is the location where the umbilical cord was once attached. There is normally a depression of the abdominal muscles with surrounding fascia in the area of the umbilicus. ...Read more

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What would happen if I snapped the 'ligament' connected to my belly button?

What would happen if I snapped the 'ligament' connected to my belly button?

Can't really do that: There is no true "ligament" connected to the belly button. It is unlikely that the structure called the "umbilical ligament" could be injured by any activity. ...Read more

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Can rapid hairloss, adult chronic acne and stretchmarks connected?

Can rapid hairloss, adult chronic acne and stretchmarks connected?

Yes!: If stretch marks are large and purplish and sx include weight gain especially in the middle cushings disease is a concern. See an endocrinologist for testing for this. ...Read more

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Herniated belly button in adults. Any need to fix now?

Depend: If it large enough to let your intestine into the hernia sac or it is painful most of the time then yes it should br fix before unpleasant problem occur like strangulation. ...Read more

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I tried to spread out my belly button to look deep inside and I saw a red thing sticking out of it. But it's deep at the bottom of my belly button. What is it? I don't think it hurts. Is it connected to something?

I tried to spread out my belly button to look deep inside and I saw a red thing sticking out of it. But it's deep at the bottom of my belly button. What is it? I don't think it hurts. Is it connected to something?

Umbilical hernia?: More information needed but the area can develop a hernia. Perhaps you should see a doctor to find out for sure. It is likely benign and can schedule an appointment at your convenience. ...Read more

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What are some options for removing a piece of skin sticking out of belly button in adults, presumably since childhood?

What are some options for removing a piece of skin sticking out of belly button in adults, presumably since childhood?

Office procedure: Have a general surgeon look at it for removal in office. If it is significant it would require more monitored setting like surgical center. ...Read more

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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

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

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Does pregnancy bring out hernia in belly button in adults?

Yes: Pregnancy can cause a protrusion or hernia to form at the umbilicus. It may resolve after the pregnancy, and if it persists after pregnancy then can see a general surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is belly button bleeding two weeks after masturbating with a carrot at all connected?

Is belly button bleeding two weeks after masturbating with a carrot at all connected?

No: I don't see how these two would be related. If the bleeding persists you should see a doctor. Take care! ...Read more

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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? Thanks.

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? Thanks.

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 more

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How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

Depends: The size and what is protruding through hernia and if the contents get stuck. All these things determine how serious. If it hurts or bothers you or is stuck go see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Inside belly button tender/sore for days now a bit of blood expelling. Also noticed a bit of vaginal bleeding? Period NOT due. Connected?

Inside belly button tender/sore for days now a bit of blood expelling. Also noticed a bit of vaginal bleeding? Period NOT due. Connected?

Possibly: A period can come at a time other than when due if there is stress of any sort on the hormonal signals. If you have bleeding from your belly button during your period, you could possibly have an endometrial implant there (Endometriosis). I would see the doctor to get your umbilicus checked for infection and possibly for a pelvic exam if you have not been evaluated recently or are sexually active ...Read more

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Why is my bellybutton smelling is it a infection?

Why is my bellybutton smelling is it a infection?

Infection: Try cleaning it with hydrogen peroxide on a qtip, then apply topical antibiotic ointment. If not better, do a consult to get antibiotics. ...Read more

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Infected bellybutton, what to do?

Go ahead &: Seek medical care at this time. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my bellybutton infected?

Infected Umbilicus: Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. If this matches description of your navel - then please seek medical attention. Take care. ...Read more

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Blood coming out of bellybutton, what to do?

Go see ur Family Doc: Blood shouldn't be coming out of your belly button, which suggests infection or trauma or both. So go get evaluated immediately to determine cause & start appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How can I treat an infected bellybutton ring?

How can I treat an infected bellybutton ring?

Skin infection: Without seeing this infection I would discuss hygeine and keeping the ring clean. But, if antibiotics do not help then the temporary removal of the ring may be warranted until the infection is fully treated. ...Read more

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What to do if I think my bellybutton is infected?

What to do if I think my bellybutton is infected?

Navel infection?: Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Get checked if you have signs of infection. ...Read more

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Why does my bellybutton hurt everytime I'm hungry?

I'm don't know: But I'm guessing it could be from stomach irritation or intestinal spasm. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What does it means when around your bellybutton itches?

Many things: For example if after a shower you don't dry the umbilicus (belly button) well you might start a yeast condition. Also irritation from elastic from underwear can cause itching & irritation. Check to make sure the umbilicus is clear of any debris like hair and threads. I have advised many patients that after a bath or shower use a hairdryer to make sure the umbilicus is dry. ...Read more

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Why do I have pai just above my bellybutton after I eat?

Reflex: There is a so-called "gastro-colic" reflex in that when you ingest food, neural messages are sent to the colon to start getting active; you may be sensitive in such a way that you feel the effects of this;. ...Read more