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Gallbladder Surgery Belly Button Incision
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
Had laproscopic gallbladder surgery; 4 incisions 3 days ago. Dr removed bandages but left gauze & waterproof bandage on belly button. Do i remove?
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
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
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 ?
Red rash under belly button after a week of gallbladder surgery? painfully itchy and doesn't go away.
Rash s/p surgery: F/U with surgeons may be infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Had gallbladder surgery and now I have a rash/hives on my stomach one of my incisions I have small blisters and its really itchy what can I do?
Contact doctor: From your description is seems that you have a skin allergy to some component of the dressing applied to the wound. It would be prudent to contact your doctor. ...Read more
I had my gallbladder removed yesterday at 9am. The incisions around my belly button are a lot more soar today than yesterday. Is this normal?
Had my gallbladder removed over a month ago and my belly button around my incision is painful and pressure when I press around it, what does it mean?
May be normal: Sometimes the belly-button incision takes a long time to stop being sensitive. Alternatively, if it is red, warm to the touch or oozing, there could be infection and you need to be checked. Another possibility is a small hernia at the belly button. See your surgeon for a check up. ...Read more
Gallbladder out 3 days ago. 4 incisions. Dr took 3 bandages off, my belly button still has gauze, big clear square bandage. Do i remove that?
You can remove it.: Remove it, wash it well with soap & water, rinse, dry & if dry no need to place any more dressing. ...Read more
Had my gallbladder removed 16 days ago. About how long for larger (belly button) incision to heal? Still pretty painful at times. Others look great.
Depends: on your nutritional status but n average 4-6 whks to completely heal ...Read more
My gallbladder was removed 4 weeks ago. My pain has increased lately around the belly button and incision close to there. Is this normal healing pain?
Maybe not related...: ...but if there is drainage, poor wound closure, redness and/or local tenderness, or pain as significant and progressive as you describe, then please ask your surgeon to take a re-look at the site. ...Read more
I have a sharp pulling rigid pain around belly button incision after gallbladder removal via laparoscopic?
Call your surgeon: Could be a variety of things such as normal healing, a hernia, or even an infection. Infection typically with red skin. Hernia often associated with a lump. Depends on when he operation was, and the size of the pet used and technique of closure, which is why it is best to call your surgeon. They'll sort you out I'm sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had my gallbladder removed laparoscopically on the 23rd of march. Am now noticing increased redness around belly button incision. Is this normal?
NO IT IS NOT:
Depend on the natyre of the redness generally speaking it is not it could indicate infection
see your surgeon he definitly want to know about it he could either assure you or tske care of it
most surgeon uses absoreable suture in this area sometime it does not get absorbed and the body trying to reject it. ...Read more
Normal: Surgical site bruising is common ; temporary. If there is concern of infection with increasing redness then contact your surgeon asap. ...Read more
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
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?
I had a my gallbladder removed late January and i can't simply get a follow up, the belly button incision has a tiny hole that secrets white puss, should I see a doctor? I don't want to over react but the other day it part of the incision turned red with
I had my gallbladder out a year ago and my incision in my belly button is so sore and white puss and very red and hurts to touch I was also pregnant.
Infection : It sounds like you may have a infection at your surgical site. You should make an appointment to see your primary care doctor or the surgeon who did the operation ...Read more
Laparoscopic gallbladder removal 5 days ago. now slight, 5cm radius, puffy bulge left of belly button (not on incision) aches if pressed hard. hernia?
Possibly: please consult your surgeon- you must be examined. ...Read more
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 more
I had gall bladder surgery 3 weeks ago and now I am having pain in my left side above my belly button. Why?
See Your Surgeon: It's very difficult to answer this without the benefit of the knowledge of your surgery or your physical exam findings. What i can tell you is that the gallbladder is usually removed from the abdomen thru the umbilical incision. Therefore, it is common to have pain there even three weeks later. ...Read more
I had my gall bladder 4 weeks ago. The wounds are healing but I have pain at the belly button and a hard lump under the incision. Normal?
Normal: This is part of the normal healing process. Frequently referred to as the healing ridge. Its the inflammatory portion of the normal wound healing phase. Should become soft in 6-8 weeks, but variability exists. If in the future you feel a lump, it could be a hernia, especially if you can push it in to the abdomen. Not to worry, just something to be aware of. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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