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A 26-year-old female asked:

Hi i had my gall bladder removed two weeks ago via keyhole and my stomach is still swollen and hard. is this normal? the incisions have mostly healed apart from my belly button which is still really sore, especially to touch

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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Surgery: This should resolve within 2 weeks or so.
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Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Cholecystectomy?: ShontelleR242 ~ you had a lap chole and that involves 2 small incisions in abdomen to insert scopes and the abdominal cavity gets distended with air to push the other organs away for op site. That can give distension after the op. If not severe and no other symptoms, you're ok. The belly button is expected till healed ~ 6 weeks. Any change see MD thanks
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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two weeks is too long see your surgeon
Oct 13, 2015
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
I agree. The gas/air placed in your abdominal cavity should be well absorbed by now. Time to see your surgeon.
Oct 14, 2015
Last updated Oct 14, 2015


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