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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

Dr. David Schleimer
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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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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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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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I have a small area of swelling a couple inches to the left of my belly button with no pain, just a bulge. What could this be?

I have a small area of swelling a couple inches to the left of my belly button with no pain, just a bulge. What could this be?

Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more

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I have swelling by my belly button and it's tender and it's 2inlong and 2 in wide right side

I have swelling by my belly button and it's tender and it's 2inlong and 2 in wide right side

See Doctor: Tough to say over the computer. It may be a small umbilical hernia or a cyst, or minor infection if you have a belly button piercing, etc. See the Doc and get an evaluation so the proper diagnosis can be made and then the best treatment will follow. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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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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