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Had laproscopic gallbladder surgery; 4 incisions 3 days ago. dr removed bandages but left gauze & waterproof bandage on belly button. do i remove?

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Dr. Scott Hanan answered

Specializes in General Surgery

If your doctor placed a dressing at that site then they probably want to keep it clean and protected. Double check with your doctor to see how long they want the dressing in place. Usually a few days is all that is necessary.

Answered Nov 2, 2016

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Dr. Gregg Nishi answered

Specializes in Bariatrics

Generally yes, it would be okay to remove it after 3 days, but not knowing specifically what was done with that incision, i would recommend asking your surgeon.

Answered Jun 4, 2015

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