Post operation

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I’ve finally had my gallbladder removed after so many trips to hospital and them telling me I was fine and only giving me pain killers, well I have a cut at top of my belly and I’m scared when I wear a bra it’ll run and I had op done 5 days ago how soon would it be ok to wear a bra ? 

And should the wounds be leaking a yellow/clear liquid ?

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    Your incisions should be covered in steri strips that you should not remove until you go for a post op checkup. That was how I was. There was some amount of blood or some small amount of liquid under my steri strips but not a lot. I wore a bra fine after. 
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      I’ve not been told bout post op as my surgery was done in an emergency basis when admitted by a&e I have white medical dressings on I just got discharged. 

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    Hi,

    Is your incision just above the navel?  If so, it shouldn't be a problem wearing a bra.  Although, you may want to wear looser clothing for a few weeks until things begin to heal.  No jeans or tight pants.  

    As for the incision oozing, that doesn't sound right.  You should call the doctor about that.  It could be nothing, but it's still good to get it checked out.  

    In the meantime, take care of yourself. Get plenty of rest, walk a few times a day, and eat a low fat diet as your doctor most likely prescribed.  Take care.  smile

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    Hi Alexzeena,

    Wow, I only have a two inch scar just above the navel and two tiny incisions on my lower abdomen for the camera and where they put in the tube for my drain.  My surgery was rougher as well.  I'm just surprised that you had incisions up so high on the torso to remove the gallbladder.  Nevertheless, if your stitches are oozing liquid, you should still call your doctor.  At least to ease your mind.  I did not have that problem after my surgery.  

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