Doctor insights on:
Belly Button Incision
Had my gallbladder removed 16 days ago. About how long for larger (belly button) incision to heal? Still pretty painful at times. Others look great.
Depends: On your nutritional status but n average 4-6 whks to completely heal ...Read more
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
Normal: Surgical site bruising is common ; temporary. If there is concern of infection with increasing redness then contact your surgeon asap. ...Read more
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
I had a my gallbladder removed late January and I can't simply get a follow up, the belly button incision has a tiny hole that secrets white puss, should I see a doctor? I don't want to over react but the other day it part of the incision turned red with
I had gallbadder surgery last tues. Belly button incision started hurting bad. No red, not hot, no fever or no puss. 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
2 weeks after lap-appendectomy, I have a hard, very tender pimple-sized lump under belly button incision. But Incision is healed, and not re-opening.
Appendectomy: Sound like a good result. Congrats.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
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
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?
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
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
I had an abdominal surgery about 6 weeks ago. I feel that the skin between my belly button and my incision is very numb. Is this typical?
Injury to nerve ends: It could be inevitable cutting of nerves to the skin of numb area. There may or may not be improvement. ...Read more
Laparoscopic gallbladder removal 5 days ago. Now slight, 5cm radius, puffy bulge left of belly button (not on incision) aches if pressed hard. Hernia?
Possibly: Please consult your surgeon- you must be examined. ...Read more
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
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
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 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