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Can a laparoscopic incision site get infected and reopen 3-4 weeks post op?

Can a laparoscopic incision site get infected and reopen 3-4 weeks post op?

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

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Incision (Definition)

An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to ...Read more


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What causes colon to move up to liver? Seen during appendectomy where 3 laparoscopic incisions were made. Very sore, took no pain meds after!

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

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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.

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

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I have a lump under lower incision after laparoscopic appendectomy, what could this be?

I have a lump under lower incision after laparoscopic appendectomy, what could this be?

Many things: But most likely simple tissue swelling that will go away in a few weeks, infection would be tender and red, a hernia this early would be unlikely. Call your surgeon if it persist. ...Read more

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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

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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

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