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Mokena, IL
A 41-year-old female asked:

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
General Surgery 32 years experience
Double check: 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.
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 23 years experience
Incisions: 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.
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Last updated Nov 2, 2016

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