A 53-year-old female asked:
i had colon resection in nov. today bellybutton is very sore and hard around it like a ball. help! what could it be?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
General Surgery 40 years experience
?infection: Certainly, a delayed minor wound infection could cause hardness and pain. If so , redness and warmth is close behind. Could also be a closure suture knot, if one is present there, or even a small incisional hernia . Call your surgeon monday and notify him/her of this issue. If redness or warmth develops , or if tenderness becomes unbearable, you'll need evaluated before then. Good luck.
Last updated Mar 1, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.