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A female asked:

I am 8 days post lap app. i started noticing redness to the right of belly button incision. it is sore, tender to the touch. feels muscular. normal?

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Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Healing: Redness and itching as well as soreness can be seen around skin stitches at this time. Localized redness with itching and soreness can represent the starting of an infection. You need to let your surgeon know about this and if it worsens, you should see your surgeon.

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