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Sandyville, WV
A 35-year-old female asked about a male:

Son had lapro appendectomy 6 days ago now has a knot/lump near belly button what could this be? is about the size of 50 cent piece.

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Appendectomy: The belly button is usually one site where a laparoscope is inserted (usually 3 or more are used). If the lump is red, hot and tender, the surgeon should be consulted asap. If not, it should still be looked at the next day; it may just be normal post-op healing process.
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Dr. Harry Myers
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Post Op Concerns: The belly button or (umbilicus) is where the camera port was placed for your sons surgery. Once this port is removed some tenderness and swelling can occur. Redness, warmth, fever, pus, nausea are all reasons to call your sons surgeon right away. If the swelling doesn't go down, make sure the surgeon examines it at the follow up appointment. It could be a fluid collection, (seroma), or hernia.
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Last updated Apr 17, 2016


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