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'RHOC' Star Tamra Judge Explains Why She’s Missing a Belly Button

Tamra Judge took to Instagram to explain why she’s without a belly button.

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The “Real Housewives of Orange County” star revealed it was a health scare that left her without one, and even shared a graphic photo.

“I know this is gross, but I keep getting asked the same question ‘what happened to your belly button,’” she wrote, explaining that three years ago she was "home alone and experienced excruciating pain."

She turned to "RHOC" co-star Heather Dubrow's husband, Dr. Terry Dubrow, for help.

“I called @drdubrow immediately and he told me to call 911.”

Terry, who stars on “Botched,” stayed on the phone with her as the paramedics took her to the hospital. “He also communicated with the on call surgeon. My stomach wall had burst due to a gastric hernia... 5 hours of surgery, this is what i was left with.”

Judge continued, “Yep I have a [scar] and a screwed up belly button but my intestines were saved. Thank you @drdubrow for being that Doctor that cared and took the time. If you need a new case for #botched 😉 you got my digits 😂 #f--kedupbellybutton.”

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