Moist Conditions In The Navel After Laparoscopy?
I want to ask almost 1 month after laparoscopic appendectomy in my navel … there is a part that has not dried and keeps moist … there is a big problem in that area … thanks
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Laparoscopy is an operation by making a small incision, about 1-1.5 cm, in the abdomen around the navel. Through the incision, the doctor inserts a small tube which is a laparoscope, with a camera and a small lamp at the end. This equipment will help the doctor see the condition of the organs in the abdomen so as to facilitate the surgical procedure without the need to make large incisions.
In general, recovery from a laparoscopic scar takes about 2-4 weeks. However, the process of wound healing is influenced by many factors, including: the quality of wound care, nutritional intake, adequate rest, and the presence / absence of complications (for example: infection, intestinal obstruction, and gastrointestinal obstruction). Symptoms / signs that need to be aware of and indicate the possibility of postoperative complications for appendicitis include:
Laparoscopic scars appear reddish and swollen
Yellowish fluid and / or blood from a laparoscopic scar
Pain in the stomach
Difficult to defecate angina and defecate
Repeated nausea and vomiting
We advise you to check again with a surgeon who treats you so that you can control and evaluate your condition postoperatively. As a suggestion to help the process of recovery from laparoscopic scars, you can take the following steps:
Get enough rest, avoid strenuous activities / excessive
Eat balanced nutritious foods, especially protein sources (example: egg whites, chicken, fish, meat)
Drink plenty of water and consume fiber (fruits and vegetables) to maintain smooth bowel movements
Avoid excessive straining when defecating
If the wound is still covered with bandages, make sure the bandage is always dry and clean; Change bandages regularly according to doctor's orders
Use a buffer pillow on the stomach when coughing, sneezing, laughing
Manage stress well
See a doctor immediately if symptoms / signs of postoperative complications are found. To enrich insight, you can read articles about laparoscopy. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.