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Incision Discharge after gallbladder removal
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Incision Discharge after gallbladder removal

I had my gallbladder removed April 24, 2013, about a week and a half ago. Overall, I feel my recovery is slow but steady. However, last night, I noticed my belly button incision had a little white puffiness to it. This morning I took a q-tip to it to see if it was wet, firm, soft...etc and it seemed soft and had some give to it. I went to step into the shower a couple minutes later, and I noticed the white area had drained out. When I took the q-tip to it to wipe it away, it had a yellow tinge to it. It was not a large amount but I wonder is this normal, or cause for concern? The belly button incision is the most tender of all the 4 incisions, but I assume that is likely since its the one they actually pull the gallbladder out of.
I have no other symptoms that worry me: no fever, no increased pain.
Normal, or not? That is the question....
Thank you in advance
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You are spot on. This is typically the most sore because it sees the most action and is generally the only one with a fascial suture. A little serous (clear yellow) drainage is not unusual and generally is of minor concern as long as the area is not red and inflamed around it.
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