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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Bellybutton Swelling

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I had my gallbladder removed through my belly button. My belly is swelling where the gallbladder use to be. Is that cause for concern?

I  had my gallbladder removed through my belly button.  My belly is swelling where the gallbladder use to be. Is that cause for concern?

Low liklihood: The gallbladder sits to right, up under liver. Swelling of liver, or colon could occur in that area. If swelling is at surgical site that is different. Let your surgeon know and check the area of concern. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What causes swelling in the body?

What causes swelling in the body?

Multiple causes -: Heart, kidney, lung, liver conditions; medication side effects etc. Take care! ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the lower?

What causes swelling of the lower?

Lower extremity : Swelling may result from different things such as problems with the veins or lymphatic system, systemic conditions like high blood pressure or heart failure, and trauma like sprains and fractures. A visit to your primary care physician or podiatrist may help to uncover the cause. If the swelling is sudden and in only one extremity, a you should see your doctor immediately to rule out a blood clot. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling of the face?

What can cause swelling of the face?

Face swelling: Lots of reason for swelling including allergic reactions, scarring from procedures done.Or sun damage. ...Read more

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Causes of right side facing swelling?

Causes of right side facing swelling?

Facial Swelling: Hi! a number of causes exist for facial swelling. If you have fever, chills, pain, or pus you should seek medical evaluation asap. Sometimes a tooth abscess can cause swelling in the jaw or face. Parotid gland duct blockage is not usually painful, try fluids, sour candy, heat, and massage. If the gland is infected it will be warm, painful, and tender, you should seek medical help. Good luck! ...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