I had my laparoscopy last Friday, so just over a week ago and I was told to shower after 48hours and to not touch/remove my dressings until 10days later (which will be tomorrow). However I've noticed that the dressing has some pus/discharge underneath it. I've also noticed a slight lingering smell coming from my stomach/belly button area, although I don't know if the smell is in my head and I'm just being paranoid.
Could this be an infection? If it turns out to be an infection what happens? How long does it take to get rid of it?
I should also note that I'm getting pains around my belly button and also finding it really itchy as well.
Thanks for any help you can give