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A 48-year-old member asked:

Tenderness around belly button 5 weeks after gallbladder removal. what can cause this?

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Dr. Irina Kovatch
Surgery 15 years experience
Port site pain: If surgery was done laparoscopically, then tenderness may be from port insertion (a small cut to place the camera and remove the gallbladder). If that's the case it should get better over time. Talk to your doctor if it doesn't or if it's a new pain after 5 weeks post-op because it may be a sign of wound infection.
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Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Wound healing: A low grade infection or a early hernia could cause pain since this is usually the larger incision where the gallbladder is removed.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Been having tenderness around belly button 5 weeks after gallbladder removal. What to do?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
Could b hernia : Small umbilical hernia can cause intermittent pain and nausea. They can be difficult to diagnose. After laprascopic gallbladder removal a hernia at the port site is possible. Check with your doc and an ultrasound of the abdominal wall may show the hernia.
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