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Does the belly button "go" anywhere? Or is it a dead end, so to speak? Thank you.

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
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In brief: Leftover

The belly button is simply a port on your skin that was leftover after your umbilical cord was lost from delivery as a newborn infant.
It is like a scar or remnant piece of skin that simply closes the remnants of the umbilical cord and its vessels that went into your body and now no longer function.

In brief: Leftover

The belly button is simply a port on your skin that was leftover after your umbilical cord was lost from delivery as a newborn infant.
It is like a scar or remnant piece of skin that simply closes the remnants of the umbilical cord and its vessels that went into your body and now no longer function.
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