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Hinsdale, IL
A 56-year-old female asked:

I had my gallbladder removed 6 days ago. i now feel a hard lump above my belly button. i have slight pain when a press on the lump. is this normal?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
It could be: If you had a laparoscopic surgery, then one of your incision lines would be just above the umbilicus. During the first week, you get the formation of scar tissue, which could cause the symptoms you described. If you have significant redness, fever, or uncontrollable pain, call your surgeon. Hope this helps!
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Best to see the operative surgeon IN PERSON ASAP..
Sep 11, 2014
Last updated Sep 11, 2014

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