Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
175 Doctors are Online

Can gastric sleeve surgery cause sharp pain below belly button?

User rating for this question
Answered by

General Surgeon
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 5762 Questions
I have sharp pain about 2 inches below my belly button. It hurts when I sit up, from lying down or bend over. I had gastric sleeve surgery over 3 weeks ago and don't know if the pain is related.
Posted Tue, 11 Feb 2014 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 26 minutes later
Brief Answer: Its related to the surgery. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. It seems that the pain is related to your recent surgery. The most probable reason is hernia in the incision area (belly button incision if it was laparoscopic surgery). Its quite characteristic for hernia to give a pain when siting up or during other activities which require abdominal tension. You should be able to palpate a protruding lump in the pain area (try to cough when palpating). Other possible reason is some infection (due to blood collection) in the soft tissues or in the abdominal wall. I suggest you to consult your surgeon. In case of doubts, abdominal ultrasound should be done. Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Gastroenterologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor