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will my belly button return to its original place?

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Post Opp Hernia Belly button still sticking out after 3 weeks. It used to be an Inner belly button but now sticks out quite a bit like a big Outie. This catches clothes and is clearly visible under shirts. Anyone had the same and will this go down? I phoned the hospital and they said this may be fluid. Is this right and will my belly button return to its original place? Thanks in advance!


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replied April 24th, 2015
Hernia Answer A51935
Welcome to e health forum.

Complete recovery , after a hernia surgery requires at least 6 - 12 weeks. So Relax and give it some more time.


I hope this helps.


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