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Doctor insights on: Belly Button Pain After Gallbladder Surgery

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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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Gallbladder (Definition)

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


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Please advise if it's normal after two years to bleed in the belly button from gallbladder surgery?

Please advise if it's normal after two years to bleed in the belly button from gallbladder surgery?

Not normal: This is not normal, and not expected. Someone with these symptoms should return to the surgeon who did the surgery if possible, or if not possible, a general surgeon familiar with gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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Pain around belly button 3weeks after gallbladder surgery. Been good till this week. ?

See your surgeon: Pain at a laparoscopy site is part of the surgery, but it generally continues to improve rather than returning or worsening. Evaluation needed. ...Read more

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Hard lump above belly button week after gallbladder surgery what could this be?

Hard lump above belly button week after gallbladder surgery what could this be?

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

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Can an incisional hernia occur above belly button after one week of gallbladder surgery?

Can an incisional hernia occur above belly button after one week of gallbladder surgery?

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

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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 ?

If your surgery: was laparoscopic operation through your umbilicus, it could be a delayed infection or suture granuloma. Show it to your surgeon. I don't think it is anything deeper than your abdominal wall. ...Read more

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Had laproscopic gallbladder surgery; 4 incisions 3 days ago. Dr removed bandages but left gauze & waterproof bandage on belly button. Do i remove?

Had laproscopic gallbladder surgery; 4 incisions 3 days ago. Dr removed bandages but left gauze & waterproof bandage on belly button.  Do i remove?

Incisions: Generally yes, it would be okay to remove it after 3 days, but not knowing specifically what was done with that incision, i would recommend asking your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...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