Doctor insights on:
Unlikely: Its more likely there is a stitch trying to reach the surface and the wound may appear red and inflammed as its going to bit open. ...Read more
I have a lump that sometimes intermittently hurts near one of my laparoscopic incision. What could it be?
Hard painful bump inder my laparoscopic incision is this normal? No redness or swelling just hard bump size 2cm
Watch for now!: Call your surgeon for an evaluation of this condition. You are okay for now. ...Read more
What causes colon to move up to liver? Seen during appendectomy where 3 laparoscopic incisions were made. Very sore, took no pain meds after!
Normal Variation: Some people have colons that are not at closely attached to the walls of the abdomen and back. In this case the right colon has less connections, and easily moves up toward the liver. ...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
After laparoscopic surg below incision on belly have hard bump & is tender. Feel it more when standing not as bad when sitting & bruising below it.
Could be normal: Laparoscopic incisions go through a healing process similar to any other incision and the umbilical incisions often are a little more sore. When bruising is present, it can feel firmer 5 to 7 days out from surgery. A bruise alone will be fine. If there is redness, drainage, or increasing pain, you should contact your surgeon's office. ...Read more
Infection: Superficial post surgical pocket of infection. Discuss with your doctor ...Read more
I had a laparoscopic appendectomy a little over a week ago. My naval incision is lined with a white line (pus?). I am traveling in asia, any advice?
Appendectomy: Watch for pain, redness around the incision, temperature over 100.4 f, and increased drainage. If any of these occur you must be seen locally. If not you may be able to wait until you return, but err on the side of being over-cautious: if in doubt see a doctor locally asap. ...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 a laparoscopic appendectomy one month and a week ago and I feel a lump on one of my incision. Is that normal?
Lump in an incision: The lump under your incisions after a surgical procedure are called a healing ridge. It is a collection of tissue that is part of the normal healing process. It will usually soften over the next 4-6 months. If it is painful, reddened, draining any fluid, or has a persistent mass, contact your surgeon. ...Read more
I had laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery 4 months ago (4 incisions). Now I'm having intense pain in the bellybutton incision site. Normal?
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
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 a laparoscopic appendectomy 4 weeks ago and just now have swelling a couple of inches above the lower incision. It is hard and tender??
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.
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?
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
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
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
When can I expect to mountain bike after a laparoscopic appendectomy? It's been 5 weeks, and I still have some tenderness near one of my incisions.
Biking post lap: Biking at this juncture will not stress those incisions nor any internal ligatures. Be careful that you do not fall -- please minimize risks if you go "off trail". Perhaps best to not go off trail for 2 more weeks, and to choose safer less rugged trails. If you have not been riding at all since surgery, then ride on the road first for a few days. Be sure that incision is not infected at this time ...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
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.?
Laparoscopic gall bladder removal 9 days ago. Incisions closed with small strips and then covered with water proof clear stickers. When can I remove it?
I had a laparoscopic appendectomy 4 months ago through 1 incision in my belly button and it still hasn't healed! The dr has told me to wait? Should i?
Yes: Yes wait it will heal you have most like stitch granuloma an irritation in tissue, most of the time it will heal and do not worry. Speak to your surgeon and make appointment to see in couple of wks. ...Read more
I am a female and have bruising near groin after laparoscopic inguinal surgery 4 days ago, not at incision site. Is this normal?
How long should hard lump above my incision be there for? Doc said it was a hematoma, 1 month post laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy
Question diagnosis.: A hardlump around a closure site can be from the scarring process, suture material or herniation as well. Hematoma will typically resolve in that time frame and you should have seen overlying evidence of ecchymosis or bruising. If tou are experiencing pain in that area be sure to followup with your surgeon. ...Read more