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Laramie, WY
A 32-year-old female asked:

2wk post laproscopic gallbladder, red rash encircling my navel by incision, itch like crazy. just saw doc b4 this happened. what do i do?

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Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 25 years experience
Infection?: You may be describing a surgical site infection of your umbilical port site. It may also be a reaction to the tapes that were on your skin until recently. I would discuss it with your surgeon and give him/her a chance to see you and the rash you are talking about in person.
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