Gallbladder removal and skin sensitivity

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I had surgery to remove gallbladder 2 weeks ago. I am experiencing skin sensitivity above belly button area. Don’t like clothes touching it!  Also, I have a stitch like sensation where the gallbladder was. Has anyone else experienced this?

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    Hello, Did you have keyhole or open surgery ?
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    Yes!! This is all normal, where they cut the gallbladder away and clip it is painful for a while, likewise the incision by belly button, mine was very sore and pinchy. Do go and see your dr though if you are worried.

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    The wounds at my bellybutton and the one at the top of my stomach were both super sensitive. The bellybutton one got infected though after I tore the stitches open by stretching to open a window 🤦🏼???. If the wounds get red, hot or if you have a fever then go get checked out as you may have an infection. Maybe cover the wounds up with a plaster so clothes aren’t rubbing on them? That’s what I did. It takes a good few months until you start to feel more normal though. Need to remember you’ve had an organ removed and major surgery. Takes a while for things to heal inside xx

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