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Hard Lump Under Incision After Laparoscopic Surgery
I had laparoscopic surgery a week ago. Now there's a tiny bump next to my belly button incision its painful. Should I be concerned or just healing?
Surgery: Although this will probably turn out to be nothing worrisome, a good rule of thumb is that anytime something unexpected happens after a surgery, you should talk to the surgeon who performed the procedure. This will often prevent complications. Don't delay. Call him or her now. Good luck. ...Read more
I have hard lumps under the entrance where I had laparoscopic surgery for a total hysterectomy. Had surgery 7 months ago is this normal?
Scar tissue: Most likely scar tissue and normal yes ...Read more
I noticed hard lumps under my skin where I had laparoscopic surgery for total hysterectomy 6 months ago is this normal?
Scars: Hello! Thanks for your question! If these lumps are exactly where the instruments went through, these likely represent scar tissue, which is quite normal after these surgeries. ...Read more
Laparoscopic surgery incision hurts when anything touches it. Hurts w/ movement. It's been a week since surgery. Should I be worried or not?
NO: You should go for follow up appointment with your surgeon., ...Read more
It's been a month since I had laparoscopic surgery and I still have stitches sticking out of the incision sites. Shouldn't they have dissolved by now?
Yes and No:
If they were dissolving stitches the part of the stitch embedded in the skin will dissolve and the rest of the stitch won't. Just pull the exposed stitch out like plucking a chicken
If they are not dissolving then have the MD remove them.
Ask your surgeon ...Read more
Had laparoscopic surgery few weeks back incision is starting to heal form crust but one of them is very itchy what should I do? I am afraid to scratch
Likely normal: Patients frequently complain of itching of incision sites during the healing process. This is normal as long as you don't have redness or drainage from the wound. It should go away over time. You're right not to scratch it as during the early healing process scratching and abrasion to the wound could lead to infection by introducing bacteria into a fresh wound ...Read more
I had laparoscopic surgery 3 days ago. They used dermabond to close the incisions and my umbilical incision just opened and is bleeding. What to do?
Dry sterile dressing: Put a dry sterile dressing over it. The incision will heal no differently (except taking a bit longer) than if the skin edges stayed together. Nevertheless, let your surgeon's office know as soon as they open. Meanwhile, if there is drainage of pus-looking material, the wound gets red or bleeding is more than just a few spots on the dressing, then let your doctor know as soon as possible. ...Read more
I had laparoscopic surgery a week and a day ago. My naval incision never bled until my post op apt yesterday when my gyno pulled the top of my naval.?
Unclear question: If the site is not bleeding now, let it be and it will heal. If it is continuing to bleed, you should give your doctor a call. ...Read more
What option is better for a 10cm complex cyst. Open incision (like c section) or is a laparoscopic surgery safe? I need a 10cm and 4cm cyst removed.
Are probiotics safe with an OPEN WOUND following laparoscopic surgery. I’ve read that an open wound can become infected at incision with probiotic use?
My understanding: Is that the risk of wound infection may be reduced in those taking probiotics. The hypothesis is that promoting "healthy bacteria", presumably found in probiotics, may minimize the damage done by pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria causing wound infection. I would check with your surgeon, but my thought is probiotics are likely OK in this situation. Stay well:) ...Read more
I had laparoscopic surgery 7 days ago. The steri strips fell off my navel incision and inside my navel there is what seems to be dark dried blood.?
Had laparoscopic surgery done 2 wks ago and every time I move or get up my incision in the belly button starts to sting. Is it normal for it to sting.
I had laparoscopic surgery about 2 1/2 weeks ago. When I get up or move belly button incision will sting. Sometimes my incisions sting. Is this normal?
Very Normal: Usually, the belly button incision can be the largest one that's made, and has the strongest stitches into the surrounding muscles to keep them together until they heal. As you get more active, those muscles contract and pull on the stitches, giving a sharp, stinging, or shooting pain. It's your body's signal to say that what you're trying to do physically, it's not ready for. If stays, see Dr ...Read more
Why am I still having sharp stabbing pain were I had laparoscopic surgery five months ago were one of my incisions is at?
My husband just had laparoscopic surgery 4 days ago, waterproof bandages were put over incisions. Forgot to ask how soon those can be taken off?
Can be left: Can be left for seven to ten days. If it bothers you can take it off and put simple band aid. ...Read more
I got to have a laparoscopic surgery on my stomach when I was will be able to have the laparoscopic surgery, or just one large incision?
I had laparoscopic surgery 4 weeks ago and have recently noticed a yellow ish discharge which also smells around the incision area. There is also pain?
What do you advise if I had to have a laparoscopic surgery on my stomach when I was will be able to have the laparoscopic surgery, or just one large incision?
Laparoscopy: Not entirely clear what you are asking, however your surgeon should be able to answer that question the best; laparoscopy has come a long way, and many surgeons are very fascile... It has proven great advantages over the 'large incision' surgeries in many fields, but remember that the final outcome eventually counts, regardless of the technique used... Best of luck! ...Read more
A week ago I had Laparoscopic surgery done and the incisions are healing fine but there is clear liquid coming out of my belly button. Should I worry?
Laparoscopic surgery 3 weeks ago. No pain 3 of 4 incisions. Fourth is 1" just at left lower rib. Burns with movement and generally sore. Problem?
I had a laparoscopic surgery 2 weeks ago and my belly button incision hasn't healed, it is white but no infection. What should I do for it to heal?
Don't worry: Will heal in wk or so, just wash with soap and water and place a dry dressing and call your surgeon for a follow up visit, you will be fine. ...Read more
I had laparoscopic surgery a week ago. My belly button incision is painful and has some yellow thick puss sitting in it. Is there an infection?
Need To Be Seen: A small amount of drainage is not uncommon at the belly button following laparoscopic surgery. However, a superficial infection is possible. Common signs include redness, drainage, and tenderness. This diagnosis requires hands-on evaluation by your surgeon--schedule a follow-up appointment as soon as possible. ...Read more
4 mths post OB/GYN laparoscopic surgery. Incisions (pelvic bone) super itchy. Tried lotion, ice, heat. Is this normal? What else can be done?
I was diagnosed with ovarian cyst and I had a laparoscopic surgery on Monday but now I'm bleeding I'm not sure if it's a period or not and I also have a stabbing pain underneath the belly button where the incision was made?
Not even a week: A lot of times during laparoscopic Gyn surgery a uterine manipulator is placed to assist in visualization. This can cause some spotting. The camera is typically placed through an incision in your belly button which certainly would be sore. Contact your Gyn surgeon to confirm that your symptoms are expected based on the surgery performed. ...Read more
Laparoscopic surgery 8 weeks ago/no complications. My incision in belly button started to sting when moving today. No fever or infection. What's up?
Nerves: Often, when cutting through skin and tissue such as during a surgery, the nerves in the skin, tissues, and muscles can become damaged. The tingling sensation may be caused by your nerves regrowing and healing. Scar discomfort and numbness is relatively common in the first year or so post-operative. It may take some time before you no longer feel this but is not something to worry too much about. ...Read more
I had a cervical cerclage via laprascopic surgery 2 days ago. I have 5 incisions & my stomach is very swollen & I have gained 3kg. Is this normal?
Call your surgeon: This could be a couple things, such as intestinal distension from something called an "ileus", usually associated with no flatus, nausea, and sometimes vomiting. Or could be internal bleeding, which may be associated with dizziness, pale skin, low urine output. Or could be normal postop course. Call your surgeon today to help you sort it out. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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