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A 33-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to have pain and a lump at belly button incision after laparoscopy to remove gallbladder about 5 weeks later?also have pain under leftrib

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Dr. Katherine Caldwell
General Practice 17 years experience
Healing time: Everyone is different when it comes to healing after surgery. If you are overweight, have diabetes or other medical problems, or if you smoke healing will be delayed. Some people have tenderness at surgical sites for weeks. If you see pus, if the pain worsens, or if you are worried, have your doctor take a look at it! It could be a small pocket of infection.

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Last updated Jul 4, 2018

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