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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?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
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.

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