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My boyfriends doctor noticed his large belly button and told him he had a hernia. Can it cause entrapment?

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In brief: Unlikely

An umbilical hernia is a common cause of a bulge at the belly button (umbilicus).
While hernias can slowly enlarge over time, it is fairly uncommon to get a hernia incarceration or strangulation. Smaller hernias may have lower risk of getting "trapped" while larger hernias that may contain intestine could have a low risk of getting "trapped..".

In brief: Unlikely

An umbilical hernia is a common cause of a bulge at the belly button (umbilicus).
While hernias can slowly enlarge over time, it is fairly uncommon to get a hernia incarceration or strangulation. Smaller hernias may have lower risk of getting "trapped" while larger hernias that may contain intestine could have a low risk of getting "trapped..".
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
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In brief: Yes

I would fix it. It can get strangulated. www.drlugo.com.

In brief: Yes

I would fix it. It can get strangulated. www.drlugo.com.
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