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Belly Button Pain After 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
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more
Please advise if it's normal after two years to bleed in the belly button from gallbladder surgery?
I feel a sharp pain when I or someone touches my belly button. I got gallbladder surgery in 2007 could this have something to do with it?
Call your surgeon.: Anytime you have problems or questions in the immediate postoperative period, it is a wise idea to talk with the surgeon who performed your surgery. No questions are silly. It would be difficult for us to diagnose what that may be without being able to see it, however. The surgeon is in the best situation to diagnose it. Good luck. ...Read more
Possible: It may be just a collection of blood and fluid, wait couple of wks to till the wound heals and go for post OP visit to your doctor. ...Read more
My belly button is bleeding and I just put mupirocin ointment on it I have had this happen several times since my gallbladder surgery in 2002?
Had laproscopic gallbladder surgery; 4 incisions 3 days ago. Dr removed bandages but left gauze & waterproof bandage on belly button. Do I remove?
Red rash under belly button after a week of gallbladder surgery? Painfully itchy and doesn't go away.
Rash s/p surgery: F/U with surgeons may be infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had laposcopic gallbladder surgery 5 days ago healing great is it OK for the inside of my belly button to have a little yellow goo no redness or temp?
Yes: Just wash with soap and water, keep dry after. DO NOT attempt to clean with peroxide- will make it worse. ...Read more
Lap gallbladder surgery a week ago bruise around belly button was yellow then green now getting purple in it and sore? Is this normal it was not sore?
Normal: You are describing how a laparoscopic GB is performed. The approach to placing the scope requires severeal ports, one being near the umbilicus. At times when there is some of blood at the site under the skin, the hemoglobin breaks down with the sequence moving from purple to eventual yellow of the fial degredation to bile pigment. ...Read more
I had keyhole surgery to remove my gallbladder 2 days ago. My stomach is swollen and tender near belly button. Is this normal?
Had laposcopic surgery for gallbladder removal & hernia repair in dec since I have had bad belly button odor that I never had. Is this related?
More Information...: It's hard to give an exact answer without more information, however if your surgery was done laparoscopically usually one of the incisions is made in or around the belly button for placement of the camera. Your pain might be because of this incision. Do you have an incision there? The best thing to do is contact your surgeon. ...Read more
I had gall bladder surgery 3 weeks ago and now I am having pain in my left side above my belly button. Why?
See Your Surgeon: It's very difficult to answer this without the benefit of the knowledge of your surgery or your physical exam findings. What I can tell you is that the gallbladder is usually removed from the abdomen thru the umbilical incision. Therefore, it is common to have pain there even three weeks later. ...Read more
I had gall bladder surgery a month ago. My belly button was an innie but is now an outie. When will it go back to normal? Can I do something to help?
Not sure: If you had the "outie" directly after surgery, it may be how the surgeon put the incision back together, and the only way to fix it is another surgery (only needed for cosmetic reasons). If it was an "innie" after surgery, but all of a sudden is an "outie", then you may have a hernia related to the surgery. ...Read more
Scar right above belly button from laparoscopic gall bladder surgery 4 years ago. Suddenly scar is bulging when prev was indent. What causes this?
Surgery 9.dys ago bad pain left. Side. Of.belly button had lapro 4 ovarian cysts and lysis of adhesions from previous gall bladder s feel really bloated?
Possibly: If you are referring to 'itchiness' of the incisions, this is very common. ...Read more
Gallbladder surgery 2 months ago. If I use my abdomen to lift my kids gallbladder side get swollen. A little painful and cant sit straight. Normal?
I feel like the top of my abdomen is full of air. I had laproscopic gallbladder surgery 4 days ago. My bowels are moving normally. What can cause this?
Air: You are right you do have air inflated in your belly for lap chole. Call your surgeon if don't feel better soon. ...Read more
Is it possible to get a gallbladder attack after gallbladder surgery? Sometimes I get sharp pains out of no where on my right side of my abdomen.
May be: Something else. How long ago was your surgery? If the surgery was recent then muscle and gas pains can come and go & sometimes can be worse with large or fatty meals. If the surgery was longer ago then see your family doctor for an evaluation as pains can come from many sources. ...Read more
I had two c sections and gallstone and gallbladder surgery and I can't seem to lose this belly fat....What xan I do?
Check out: Mark's daily apple. Worked for me. Also read books by gary taubes, and get all the info you can. ...Read more
Had lapro surgery for ovarian cysts and lysis of afhesions from previous gallbladder surgery bad pain lft side of belly botton 9 dys ago what is it??
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