Q. Why has my belly button popped out after pregnancy?

Answered by
Dr. Vidya
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Aug 26, 2017 and last reviewed on: Aug 28, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am a mother of two children. After my delivery, my navel has popped out and it has remained so even now. Please suggest some ways to get back my usual naval shape.

Dr. Vidya

Obstetrics And Gynaecology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Sometimes, after childbirth, the rectum sheath and the muscles go weak and lead to a hernia.
  • So, what you have may be an umbilical hernia. It will increase on coughing. It has to be checked by a surgeon.
  • If it is a hernia, it can be treated surgically and the navel will look like before.

For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

Hi doctor,

Thanks for replying. So what do you suggest? Do you want me to go to a doctor and get it tested?

Dr. Vidya

Obstetrics And Gynaecology
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Yes, we need to rule out an umbilical hernia. You will need to consult a general surgeon for this.

For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

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