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Infection In Belly Button After Laparoscopy
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
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
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
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 laposcopy a few years ago but have been having problems with what might be an infection in my belly button. Soreness and a bit of odd odor?
Belly button: Firstly any concern of infection should always necessitate a visit with the surgeon and your pmd. More than likely you probably have a stitch granuloma that is causing the problem. ...Read more
laproscopic surgery 5 weeks ago...my belly button is seeping a clear sticky pus. I have been to the dr, no infection. Is this normal?
Weeping Wound: It is not uncommon for a normal healing wound to secrete clear like fluid. Clear fluid is typical not "pus" which is usually thick and white and accompanied by red painful skin surrounding the wound indicating cellulitis or deeper wound infection. The clear fluid or sometimes referred to sero-sanguinous which is secreted by the body when tissue has been damaged and aids in the healing process. ...Read more
Laparoscopy 6 days ago and getting really sharp shooting pains below belly button when I walk or lift anything is this normal?
I had a laparoscopy done 1 week ago, but 3 days ago my belly button started bleeding, ill stain my shirts, with blood is this normal?
I had a laparoscopy a month ago, my belly button is weeping and red. There is also a tiny hole in it?
I have a haematoma after laparoscopy its right side between incision and belly button shud I be worried?
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 and a month later my belly button is weeping, red, sore and has a small circle hole in it?
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
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
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
Is it normal that the surrounding of my belly button is really hard and in pain a week after laparoscopy?
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
Had a laparoscopy but over a month ago and now around my belly button is sore and there is a hard lump under should I be worried?
This is probably-: -scar from the entry into the peritoneum from the scope. I would give it a good 3-4 more months, & I think it will gradually reside. If it is growing or painful, contact your surgeon. ...Read more
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
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
I had a laparoscopic surgery to remove an ovary three weeks ago. The insition in my belly button was the least noticable of the three until yesterday.
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I had laparoscopic surgery through my belly button 7 years ago. The scar is red, angry, painful and slowly growing. Can anything be done?
Sounds like: Keloid or at least hypertrophic scar. Excision, steroid injection, topical radiation are alternatives. Consult with your surgeon or a dermatologist for specific recommendation. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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