Source: Tamra Judge/Instagram
June 29, 2016 02:45 PM

Tamra Judge is telling fans why she no longer has a belly button.

“I keep getting asked the same question: ‘What happened to your belly button?’ ” she posted on Instagram on Tuesday. “Three years ago, I was home alone and experienced excruciating pain. I called Dr. Terry Dubrow immediately, and he told me to call 911.”

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The Real Housewives of Orange County star, 48, was taken to the hospital, where she met with the on-call surgeon.

“My stomach wall had burst due to a gastric hernia,” she explains. “Five hours of surgery, this is what I was left with. I have a scar and a screwed up belly button, but my intestines where saved.”

Judge credits Dubrow with helping her to get the medical assistance she needed.

“Thank you Dr. Dubrow for being that doctor that cared and took the time,” she writes. “If you need a new case for Botched, you got my digits!”

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