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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Diagnosed with Hiatal Hernia. Belly button is gone. Finger went into knuckle. Why is it?

I was just diagnosed with a Hiatal Hernia and I just noticed this morning that my belly button is gone. I am pretty heavy(210lbs) and I could touch my "inny" with just the tip of my finger. Today, though my finger went in to the last knuckle (maybe 2-3") and it could have gone further. Felt like an eternal well. Scared the begibies out me but I couldn't get into my doctor. What is it and why did it happen and is it connected to the Hiatal hernia? Please help. Thank YOu
Mon, 27 May 2013
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Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. I understand that you have had surgery for a hiatal hernia and that your belly button is now non-existent. I also think that losing weight might be a good option for you. I also feel like you would get your finger back from your knuckle if you do so. I also hope you find and get yourself tested by an endocrinologist for the increased weight, if it does not run in your family.

I hope this helped and I wish you the very best. Take care!
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