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Question: gallbladder surgery

 bladeraven - Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:03 am

I just had gallbladder surgery last week tonight i noticed that the incision at my belly button has a big knot on it like the size of my fist is this normal? the rest of the incisions are doing well and no pain this one however still hurts terrible it feels like something is pulling
 Theresa Jones, RN - Mon Dec 26, 2005 1:10 pm

User avatar Hi bladeraven,
Is the area red, warm, oozing etc.? If not and it doesn't have any of the signs of infection, sometimes where a suture is or where scar tissue forms additional amounts it makes raised uneven areas. If it is scar tissue, this will eventually become a smoother appearance.
Theresa Jones, RN


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