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Doctor insights on: Belly Button Pain After Laparoscopy

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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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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Bleeding after intercourse and right side pain. Partial laproscopic hysterectomy 9 years ago. Belly button pain as well.

Bleeding after intercourse and right side pain.  Partial laproscopic  hysterectomy 9 years ago.  Belly button pain as well.

3 problems: 1. Bleeding after intercourse in some one who has had a hysterectomy is not common. The doctor will need to do an exam to determine where the bleeding is coming from since you have no uterus. 2. Right sided pain if severe and/or associated with nausea, fever or vomiting could indicate appendicitis and prompt evaluation is needed. 3. Umbilical pain (belly button) could indicate a hernia. ...Read more

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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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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

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

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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 have a haematoma after laparoscopy its right side between incision and belly button shud i be worried ?

I have a haematoma after laparoscopy its right side between incision and belly button shud i be worried ?

Some times happens: after surgery due to oozing of blood under the skin will disappear in 2 wks with block and blue marks ( ecchymosis ) Don't worry go for post OP 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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I had a laparoscopy a month ago, my belly button is weeping and red. There is also a tiny hole in it?

See your surgeon: See your surgeon that performed the surgery most likely it is a rejection of some inside sutures ...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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside ...Read more