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What do you do for an outie?
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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