When was surgery? For the first several weeks after surgery there can be some inflammation and "scar tissue" which presents as this. If there is redness increasing pain and/or discharge it may be infected. If it has been years since the surgery you may have a hernia there. Some cancers present as a mass in this area. There are so many things that it could be. You need to see a surgeon for a re-evaluation of this.
Had laproscopic gallbladder surgery; 4 incisions 3 days ago. Dr removed bandages but left gauze & waterproof bandage on belly button. Do I remove?
Double check. If your doctor placed a dressing at that site then they probably want to keep it clean and protected. Double check with your doctor to see how long they want the dressing in place. Usually a few days is all that is necessary. Read more...