Area around belly button hurts whwn I wake up 6 weeks after surgery!

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I had my gall bladder removed about 6/7 weeks ago via Cholecystectomy. When I wake up in the morning the area around my belly button incision is really painful. Is this normal?? 

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    Did you have stitches or did they use glue? I had glue and about 5 - 6 weeks after operation, my belly button was itchy and a little painful and I found a small hard lump that felt like a scab - it turned out to be a dollop of glue and it came off and the itchiness and soreness went away!
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    I would ring your gps and get seen by a nurse.  Just to be safe. 

    For me the stitches in the middle just below my ribs was sore and so itchy . I just put germolene on it and kept showering it with plain water . When I sweated it hurt I think the salt aggravated it. After a few days it settled down. 

    But if there's any pus . Doctors ASAP . 

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    I had stiches that desolved inside as well as glue. I had an allergic reaction to the glue so I ended up being told to remove as much of it as possible wearing non latex gloves and just picking it off. Sometimes if I sit up quick from laying back in a deep chair, or lift something too heavy, it hurts but not every day.  I am using pads of silicone gel to promote smooth healing with out the purple line, and so far it seems to reduce irrtation, but I think the hurting comes from the deep incision healing.  Maybe you have adhesions? Ask your doc? Best of wellness to you!
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