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Swelling above belly button after gaulbladder removal but keyhole wounds are fine it's red and swollen?

Swelling above belly button after gaulbladder removal but keyhole wounds are fine it's red and swollen?

It maybe a sign of: Inflammation or infection. Clean the area with peroxide then apply neosporin. Follow up with your surgeon. If it worsens, u may need to take oral antibiotics. Take care! ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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7 weeks after C-section developed oozing from stiches, rash and swelling from belly button down to tighs. Rash is now all over my body? What can it be

7 weeks after C-section developed oozing from stiches, rash and swelling from belly button down to tighs. Rash is now all over my body? What can it be

Postop infection: I would be concerned for a post op infection - as 7 weeks after surgery - there should not be drainage / oozing from the incision. Redness is also a sign of infection. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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My belly button hurts. Pain is slightly relieved when lying on back. Slight swelling in belly button but not around.

My belly button hurts. Pain is slightly relieved when lying on back. Slight swelling in belly button but not around.

Umbilical hernia?: Might be a tiny belly button hernia, especially if you have an "outie" belly button. Easy to fix with a mini-surgticakl procedure by a genearl or pediatric surgeon. Many pediatric urologists also do this kind of surgery. Certainly worth having it checked out.. ...Read more

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Itchy swelling on my belly button?

Itchy swelling on my belly button?

Navel: The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and stretching of skin during pregnancy. Bacterial infection is another possible cause. Umbilical hernia can be a reason for ^'ed protrusion. ...Read more

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Right lower ab squishy swelling starting in belly button for a week. Dull pain when moving, random sharp pain. unusualy short heavy period?

Right lower ab squishy swelling starting in belly button for a week. Dull pain when moving, random sharp pain. unusualy short heavy period?

RLQ pain: Right lower quadrant and belly button pain could be ovarian / appendiceal or other If this persists you have worsening discharge nausea fever etc I would speak to your PMD for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What part of my organs is located to the right of my belly button and what could local hardening/swelling mean?

What part of my organs is located to the right of my belly button and what could  local hardening/swelling mean?

Hernia, Appendix, : The sensation you are having could be many different things. It could be a hernia, or a lipoma – which is a benign fatty tumor under the skin, appendix –. Unlikely because it would be very painful, abscess or cellulitis- a skin infection that requires prompt attention & antibiotics. If the skin is red, swollen then it is a skin infection. In this case you need to see a doctor promptly. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed through my belly button. My belly is swelling where the gallbladder use to be. Is that cause for concern?

I  had my gallbladder removed through my belly button.  My belly is swelling where the gallbladder use to be. Is that cause for concern?

Low liklihood: The gallbladder sits to right, up under liver. Swelling of liver, or colon could occur in that area. If swelling is at surgical site that is different. Let your surgeon know and check the area of concern. ...Read more

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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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