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What is your bellybutton connected to as an adult?
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: The liver
During fetal life, the umbilical vein returned from the placenta, entered the body at the umbilicus and coursed to the liver to connect with the vena cava.
After delivery, that vessel collapses and becomes known as the ligamentum teres. The ligamentum teres is present throughout life, essentially tethering the umbilicus (belly button) to the liver.

In brief: The liver
During fetal life, the umbilical vein returned from the placenta, entered the body at the umbilicus and coursed to the liver to connect with the vena cava.
After delivery, that vessel collapses and becomes known as the ligamentum teres. The ligamentum teres is present throughout life, essentially tethering the umbilicus (belly button) to the liver.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: None no connection.
It gets dirty just clean it when you take a bath.

In brief: None no connection.
It gets dirty just clean it when you take a bath.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: None no connection.
It gets dirty just clean it when you take a bath.

In brief: None no connection.
It gets dirty just clean it when you take a bath.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: None no connection.
It gets dirty just clean it when you take a bath.

In brief: None no connection.
It gets dirty just clean it when you take a bath.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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