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A 32-year-old female asked:

After gallbladder removal how long is normal for the belly button area to be sensitive? sometimes clothes touching it causes sensitivity. no redness.

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Dr. Amy Levin
General Surgery 17 years experience
A few weeks: You may feel sensitivity there up to 8 weeks postoperatively. Permanent numbness is possible in any incision, though that rarely bothers the patient much.
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Dr. Leslie Leighton
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Vaires: Should resolve in 10-14 days but can take up to a month. If not better after 30 days see doctor.
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Last updated Oct 26, 2017

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