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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
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer