A member asked:

I had laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery 4 months ago (4 incisions). now i'm having intense pain in the bellybutton incision site. normal?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Eric Ernest answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Pain this far out from your surgery could indicate that something is wrong. I would advise been reevaluated by your primary care doctor and/or surgeon.

Answered Apr 29, 2019



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Dr. Shaban Faruqui answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Most commonly, adhesions cause pain by pulling nerves, either within an organ tied down by an adhesion or within.See a doctor any time you experience abdominal pain, pelvic pain, or unexplained fever. Adhesions typically begin to form within the first few days after surgery, but they may not produce symptoms for months or even years. 93 %dev. adhesions after surgery, 10 % without surgery.

Answered Apr 29, 2019



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