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Can the belly button get tangled up with stomach during full abdominal plasty?

Had Abdominal plasty thanksgiving 2007. Belly button felt really sore & bruised internally & felt knotted & felt pulled or stretched really tight. Thought it would go away with time. It did to a degree but still is sore occassionally when tummy is really full & bloated out. Every time I put any thing in my tummy it swells out immediately & looks very pregnant. I just finished a 120 day juice fast & even without eating all those months & just drinking my stomach pops out immediately with just liquids or even water. It goes back down eventually, but it gurgles occasionally & a few times it has moved & fluttered inside when I could feel it untangle or something. This had been 2 1/2 years now & I though the swelling would end, but it will stay forever it appears. I really feels like he got the BB cord tangled up with my stomach. Any ideas? Other than that I am happy to be rid of the tummy.

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Plastic surgeon
New York, NY
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October 8, 2010 9:45 AM

The most important thing to insure is that you do not have an umbilical (or belly button) hernia, which might account for many of your complaints.

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