I'm new on here and looking for some words of experience...
10 days ago (after 10 long years) I finally had my umbilical endo taken seriously and had my belly button removed. It was a day surgery case and was in and out pretty quickly. As a rare condition (apparently) no one really had any aftercare advice, and I now find myself with an infection (lots of red/orange/brown discharge and pus- sorry tmi!)
I'm on antibiotics now, but I went to a&e today as the glue over the wound came away and I could clearly see an opening in the wound. They initially said I'd need surgical attention, but that then changed to just cleaning and re-dressing the wound.
I'm worried now that I have an open wound, that is infected and it doesn't seem to be an issue to anyone but me.
Has anyone had experience of belly button removal, and the healing process? Or naval laparoscopy with bad healing? Will the opening eventually close, or is it dangerous to have an open wound??
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance x