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Had gallbladder surgery, belly button hurting, crusty/drainage around it, bleeding, bad odor. What should i do?

hi I had gall bladder surgery about a month ago and noticed last weekend that my belly button was hurting when I looked at it I noticed some crusty/drainage around it. I took a wet qtip and gently cleaned it and saw that it was also bleeding and had a bad odor. It has been doing this all week.I have an appt next week with my surgeon but it is really hurting. What should I do?
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
If at all your Gall bladder surgery was done by laparoscopic method,a 10mm port will be placed near belly button through a incision.
The scar site might got infected .So,there is foul smelling discharge.
Dressing should be done daily.
Please take Antibiotic Cefpodoxime and antiinflammatory tablets.
Nothing to worry
It will come down
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Gastroenterologist, Surgical Dr. Nitin Rao's  Response
Please see your operating surgeon he/she would be the best person to decide what to do. In the mean time you can just keep the area clean with dressings.
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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