I had umbilical hernia repair march 8. It is march 28 and I still have that black bruise above belly button. It hurt. Incision is in belly button, why?
Should see surgeon. A bruise should be improving by 20 days after surgery. You should see the surgeon if you haven't seen him or her recently so they can look at it. The black/blue/purple area could be the skin of and around the belly button that had its blood supply affected by the surgery. In rare cases, the surgeon may need a second procedure to revise this.
You will be OK. Some times small amount of blood under the skin causes bruise ( ecchymosis ) , make sure go back to your surgeon for follow up, and to make sure you have no infection.