Gallbladder removal- belly button wound

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HI

First post on this site but just wanted to know if anyone had experienced this also?

I had my gall bladder taken out by keyhole surgery 2 weeks ago all other wounds have been fine and healing nicely!

Apart from my belly button one! I have been to my doctors and seen the nurse practitioner as it started oozing today and thought this was odd after 2 weeks she said all was fine and Its just a blister over the wound!

Her advice was to clean in the shower and keep it dressed afterwards which I'm fine with however, just wanted to know if anyone else had experienced this and had some additional advice?

Thanks 😊

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    Interesting...only a week out myself & the steri strips are still in place - had a drain so i didn't get them wet first few days...i will keep an eye on them now. Good luck!

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      Ahhhh I didn't have any steri strips my wounds have been glued and then had dressing on the top for the first few days!

      And yeah keep a look out isn't very nice 😣

      But I'm sure you will heal fine get plenty of rest and good luck to you 😊

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    I had a little bit of oozing out of my belly button incision. I also had a drain, so I didn't take a shower for the first 5 days (just kind of doing a sponge bath carefully). A week or so afterwards it started oozing. As long as it's clear and not pussy/bloody, doesn't smell horrible (mine smelled, but not bad) and doesn't hurt, it's fine. It only oozed for about a week or so and then hasn't since. I would just clean it out with a tissue if it felt weird, but definitely would rinse/wash it out gently in the shower every night.

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      Thank you very much for the response.

      The belly button wound seems to be the problem for most people haha.

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