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I should be okay, right? Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
13th Feb '13

So Monday made two weeks since my gallbladder was removed. I saw my doctor Tuesday and he said everything looked great.
I just looked down and one of my scars is a little red and a little puffy. It doesn't hurt and I poked at it a little and there was no pus or anything, either. It could just be a little irritated, right? It's nearly midnight and it seems like a stupid thing to call my doctor about right now. But I have some pretty bad anxiety and I'm bad at gauging these things.

Squeaky McGee [16 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65876 posts
status 13th Feb '13

Is it warm to the touch? Do you have any triple antibiotic that you can put on it? It could be infected, but it could also be the normal healing process.

T+N=A&P Due June 24 (girl); 50 kids; Volo, Illinois 5330 posts
13th Feb '13

Just irritated, should go away as long as there is no pus :)

Doodles mommy Due July 31; 2 kids; Starke, Florida 1662 posts
13th Feb '13

Sounds normal to me. The scars from all of my surgerys have done that. As long as it isnt draining and doesnt have fever in it you should be fine.

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [16 wks]:" Is it warm to the touch? Do you have any triple antibiotic that you can put on it? It could be infected, but it could also be the normal healing process."


No, it isn't warm, either. I wouldn't have noticed it had I not looked down. I'm wondering if DS hit it because he did kick me there when trying to climb onto the couch but I didn't think he was that far over.

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Doodles mommy:" Sounds normal to me. The scars from all of my surgerys have done that. As long as it isnt draining and doesnt have fever in it you should be fine."


Thanks. This is the first surgery I've had. If it gets infected I might cry. I'm so tired of hospitals, doctors, and needles.

Doodles mommy Due July 31; 2 kids; Starke, Florida 1662 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Mom2William&Michael:" Thanks. This is the first surgery I've had. If it gets infected I might cry. I'm so tired of hospitals, doctors, and needles."


Yeah I've grown to hate hospitals too. Just keep your eye on it, if it starts to drain or show any signs of infection get it taked care of But, from what you've said it sounds normal.

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting T+N=A&P:" Just irritated, should go away as long as there is no pus :)"


Thank you. That's what I thought but I don't trust myself ever.