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Incision (Definition)

An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to ...Read more


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Should I be concerned if I have hardness under belly button incision post gallbladder surgery?

Should I be concerned if I have hardness under belly button incision post gallbladder surgery?

When was surgery?: For the first several weeks after surgery there can be some inflammation and "scar tissue" which presents as this. If there is redness increasing pain and/or discharge it may be infected. If it has been years since the surgery you may have a hernia there. Some cancers present as a mass in this area. There are so many things that it could be. You need to see a surgeon for a re-evaluation of this. ...Read more

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My belly button incision from gallbladder removal is bruised?

My belly button incision from gallbladder removal is bruised?

Normal: Surgical site bruising is common ; temporary. If there is concern of infection with increasing redness then contact your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pulling rigid pain around belly button incision after gallbladder removal via laparoscopic?

I have a sharp pulling rigid pain around belly button incision after gallbladder removal via laparoscopic?

Call your surgeon: Could be a variety of things such as normal healing, a hernia, or even an infection. Infection typically with red skin. Hernia often associated with a lump. Depends on when he operation was, and the size of the pet used and technique of closure, which is why it is best to call your surgeon. They'll sort you out I'm sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed laparoscopically on the 23rd of march. Am now noticing increased redness around belly button incision. Is this normal?

I had my gallbladder removed laparoscopically on the 23rd of march. Am now noticing increased redness around belly button incision. Is this normal?

NO IT IS NOT: Depend on the natyre of the redness generally speaking it is not it could indicate infection
see your surgeon he definitly want to know about it he could either assure you or tske care of it
most surgeon uses absoreable suture in this area sometime it does not get absorbed and the body trying to reject it. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery a week ago. Now there's a tiny bump next to my belly button incision its painful. Should I be concerned or just healing?

I had laparoscopic surgery a week ago. Now there's a tiny bump next to my belly button incision its painful. Should I be concerned or just healing?

Surgery: Although this will probably turn out to be nothing worrisome, a good rule of thumb is that anytime something unexpected happens after a surgery, you should talk to the surgeon who performed the procedure. This will often prevent complications. Don't delay. Call him or her now. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have redness around my belly button incision. Does it mean I have an infection? I had a laparoscopic sterilization Wednesday. It's still painful.

I have redness around my belly button incision. Does it mean I have an infection? I had a laparoscopic sterilization Wednesday. It's still painful.

Redness belly button: Redness in the area of an incision is normal. THis can be due to stitches which are in the skin. If there is swelling and increased pain then one may think infection. ...Read more

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10 yo had lap surgery 1wk ago to remove a perf appendix. Glue is off his belly button incision. Its white/green but no wetness when dabbed. Infected?

10 yo had lap surgery 1wk ago to remove a perf appendix. Glue is off his belly button incision. Its white/green but no wetness when dabbed. Infected?

See a surgeon: Hard to comment on this without a direct exam and opinion. Many possibilities here, but all depend on the exam and interpretation of the cause ...Read more

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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

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. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopic surgery 2 weeks ago and my belly button incision hasn't healed, it is white but no infection. What should I do for it to heal?

I had a laparoscopic surgery 2 weeks ago and my belly button incision hasn't healed, it is white but no infection. What should I do for it to heal?

Don't worry: Will heal in wk or so, just wash with soap and water and place a dry dressing and call your surgeon for a follow up visit, you will be fine. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery about 2 1/2 weeks ago. When I get up or move belly button incision will sting. Sometimes my incisions sting. Is this normal?

Very Normal: Usually, the belly button incision can be the largest one that's made, and has the strongest stitches into the surrounding muscles to keep them together until they heal. As you get more active, those muscles contract and pull on the stitches, giving a sharp, stinging, or shooting pain. It's your body's signal to say that what you're trying to do physically, it's not ready for. If stays, see Dr ...Read more

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I had gallbadder surgery last tues. Belly button incision started hurting bad. No red, not hot, no fever or no puss. Infection?

Laparoscopic Incision: Without direct evaluation of the incision it is impossible to know what is happening. You need to get ahold of your surgeon and seek his or her care. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery a week ago. My belly button incision is painful and has some yellow thick puss sitting in it. Is there an infection?

I had laparoscopic surgery a week ago. My belly button incision is painful and has some yellow thick puss sitting in it. Is there an infection?

Need To Be Seen: A small amount of drainage is not uncommon at the belly button following laparoscopic surgery. However, a superficial infection is possible. Common signs include redness, drainage, and tenderness. This diagnosis requires hands-on evaluation by your surgeon--schedule a follow-up appointment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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4/11 had emergency APPY, since I have a mass above the belly button incision that is shaped like a banana and hurts. I have gained 35 pounds and yet I cant eat cause I am always feeling sick/puking/diahreah/fatigue. I look 9 months pregnant.

4/11 had emergency APPY, since I have a mass above the belly button incision that is shaped like a banana and hurts. I have gained 35 pounds and yet I cant eat cause I am always feeling sick/puking/diahreah/fatigue. I look 9 months pregnant.

You should: Have that "mass" checked out by the surgeon who did your procedure!! ASAP!!! Sounds like you have a HEMATOMA (Collection of blood) due to the procedure. (A known complication!)
Hope this help and BE WELL
Dr Z ...Read more

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I had my appendix removed about 3 weeks ago I've been having stomach pain at my belly button incision site niw I have black stool what could be wrong?

I had my appendix removed about 3 weeks ago I've been having stomach pain at my belly button incision site niw I have black stool what could be wrong?

May have wound dehis: Return to Surgeon with your questions. May have umbilical wound dehisence or trapped bowel. Black stools mean GI bleeding which could be from the appendacoel stump or missed Meckle's Diverticulim ...Read more

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My gallbladder was removed 4 weeks ago. My pain has increased lately around the belly button and incision close to there. Is this normal healing pain?

My gallbladder was removed 4 weeks ago. My pain has increased lately around the belly button and incision close to there. Is this normal healing pain?

Maybe not related...: ...but if there is drainage, poor wound closure, redness and/or local tenderness, or pain as significant and progressive as you describe, then please ask your surgeon to take a re-look at the site. ...Read more

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Had my gallbladder removed over a month ago and my belly button around my incision is painful and pressure when I press around it, what does it mean?

Had my gallbladder removed over a month ago and my belly button around my incision is painful and pressure when I press around it, what does it mean?

May be normal: Sometimes the belly-button incision takes a long time to stop being sensitive. Alternatively, if it is red, warm to the touch or oozing, there could be infection and you need to be checked. Another possibility is a small hernia at the belly button. See your surgeon for a check up. ...Read more

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Had laparoscopic tubal ligation 3 days ago and bloody discharge is coming from belly button with odor. Incision covered with dermabond. Normal?

Depends: Is there pus (purulent drainage) coming from the would or is it more like a clear bloody discharge. Also, is there any redness or tenderness around it? Do you have an fever? If any of these questions are yes, the wound should be evaluated. If not, probably normal healing. ...Read more

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I had umbilical hernia repair march 8. It is march 28 and I still have that black bruise above belly button. It hurt. Incision is in belly button, why?

I had umbilical hernia repair march 8. It is march 28 and I still have that black bruise above belly button. It hurt. Incision is in belly button, why?

Should see surgeon: A bruise should be improving by 20 days after surgery. You should see the surgeon if you haven't seen him or her recently so they can look at it. The black/blue/purple area could be the skin of and around the belly button that had its blood supply affected by the surgery. In rare cases, the surgeon may need a second procedure to revise this. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ovarian cyst and I had a laparoscopic surgery on Monday but now I'm bleeding I'm not sure if it's a period or not and I also have a stabbing pain underneath the belly button where the incision was made?

I was diagnosed with ovarian cyst and I had a laparoscopic surgery on Monday but now I'm bleeding I'm not sure if it's a period or not and I also have a stabbing pain underneath the belly button where the incision was made?

Not even a week: A lot of times during laparoscopic Gyn surgery a uterine manipulator is placed to assist in visualization. This can cause some spotting. The camera is typically placed through an incision in your belly button which certainly would be sore. Contact your Gyn surgeon to confirm that your symptoms are expected based on the surgery performed. ...Read more

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Rash on my incision belly button?

You may have an: Infection or allergic reaction to the belly button, also known as the umbilicus. Please see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I had a tubal monday with hta, d&c done laparoscopic through my belly button & this afternoon my incision site started bleeding bright red blood?

I had a tubal monday with hta, d&c done laparoscopic through my belly button & this afternoon my incision site started bleeding bright red blood?

Incisional bleeding.: Likely light flow from incision. Use a 4x4 sponge to put pressure on the site. Remember surgeons always like to know if their patient is having problems, so do not hesitate to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had mesh heria repair 4/13/13. The incision is/was just above my belly button. For over 2 years my health has completely gone down. I feel awful....

I had mesh heria repair 4/13/13. The incision is/was just above my belly button. For over 2 years my health has completely gone down. I feel awful....

Hernia 3 years ago: Hello ~ the incision below the umbilicus means you had this repair done through a laparascope and mesh insertion is standard practice. I'm sure you are feeling awful, and I also sure it has nothing to do with this op. You sound depressed. Please go and see your doc for more specific help. We can treat depression thanks ...Read more

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I have a haematoma after laparoscopy its right side between incision and belly button shud I be worried?

I have a haematoma after laparoscopy its right side between incision and belly button shud I be worried?

Some times happens: After surgery due to oozing of blood under the skin will disappear in 2 wks with block and blue marks (ecchymosis) Don't worry go for post OP visit ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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