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Is it normal that the surrounding of my belly button is really hard and in pain a week after laparoscopy ?

Is it normal that the surrounding  of my belly button is really hard and in pain a week after laparoscopy ?

Some times yes: Not unusual , some times inflammation at umbilicus takes time to clear , also the stitch may irritate causing minor infection , talk to your surgeon and go for follow up visit. ...Read more

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Laparoscopy (Definition)

Laparoscopy is also known as Laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopy involves placement of a small camera-scope into the abdominal cavity, most often at the belly button. This allows us to see and surgically rx many abdominal and pelvic diseases. This is combined with distinction of the abd cavity with co2 gas to create more space to work. This usually requires a general anesthetic, yet most people can go ...Read more


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Please help? My belly button looks weird after laparoscopy?

Please help? My belly button looks weird after laparoscopy?

How long after?: Some scarring after any incision is normal. The umbilical incision commonly used with laparoscopy is no exception. The change in appearance could be anything from the scarring process to a hernia. Have the surgeon who did the procedure look at it. It may just need a little more time, or may need something done to correct a bigger problem. ...Read more

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Belly button is bleeding 7 days after laparoscopy?

Belly button is bleeding 7 days after laparoscopy?

Some times yes: Not unusual , some times inflammation at umbilicus takes time to clear may bleed slightly , also the stitch may irritate causing minor skin infection , talk to your surgeon and go for follow up visit. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopy 5 weeks ago and have persistent hot pain above my belly button when sitting it extends over my abdominal area?

I had a laparoscopy 5 weeks ago and have persistent hot pain above my belly button when sitting it extends over my abdominal area?

Nerve or other: You had laparoscopy 5 weeks ago. You have hot sensation above belly button. It could be a nerve trapped. It could be infection but you would expect drainage. Might be prudent to see your surgeon to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Laparoscopy procedure through my belly button. Now hurts?

Do not: Have enough information. How long ago was your surgery? Pain is common at a surgical site off and on for some weeks after surgery, treated with pain medication. See your surgeon if it is causing a problem. ...Read more

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Laparoscopy 6 days ago and getting really sharp shooting pains below belly button when i walk or lift anything is this normal?

Laparoscopy 6 days ago and getting really sharp shooting pains below belly button when i walk or lift anything is this normal?

Pain: Pain early after surgery is common. Follow your surgeon's instruction. Call your surgeon if you have concerns as I do not know the details of your medical conditions or the details of the surgery performed. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopy surgery 4days ago and my belly button have yellow color and bruce. And have thick dry blood on surgical site. It is normal?

I had laparoscopy surgery 4days ago and my belly button have yellow color and bruce.  And have thick dry blood on surgical site.  It is normal?

Sound OK: Following surgery, a small amount of bleeding is normal and it will produce a bruise as well as a scab. The yellowish color i'm not sure of... But, it might be what is left of the skin prep used. If you have increased pain, fevers, redness or drainage- see your doc. Otherwise seems within normal. ...Read more

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5 days post laparoscopy. Belly button is sore. Much dried blood under tape. Can I remove tape or will it bother incision. Can't remove blood otherwise?

5 days post laparoscopy. Belly button is sore. Much dried blood under tape. Can I remove tape or will it bother incision. Can't remove blood otherwise?

Soreness: at the site of a surgical incision 5 days after surgery is normal. Generally pain medication is prescribed by the surgeon for this discomfort. Dried blood under surgical tape can be normal & is not a cause of pain. If there is increasing skin redness around the incision, or other concerns, see or call your surgeon soon. Call your surgeon before removing any tapes. ...Read more

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Dear Sir I just have done my laparoscopy for gallbladder stone. I m having water leaking from my belly button. Not so much.

Dear Sir  I just have done my laparoscopy for gallbladder stone. I m having water leaking from my belly button. Not so much.

Contact Surgeon: When one has a post operation complication they must inform their surgeon. You were sent home with specific instructions for your post operation care. You have a complication. Please let the surgeon know. ...Read more

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Had laparoscopy for a cyst on my overy on 22nd feb, today my belly button scar had a scab I knocked off by accident and it had a lot of puss out ofit?

Had laparoscopy for a cyst on my overy  on 22nd feb, today my belly button scar had a scab I knocked off by accident and it had a lot of puss out ofit?

Infection: Sounds like an infection if you see pus. The infection could be superficial. If the area around the incision appear red and tender that could be a sign of cellulitis. If not, I would apply triple antibiotic ointment (can find over the counter) several times a day for several days. If you develop redness of the surround skin and increasing pain than I would have it looked at. ...Read more

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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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