It's a week today since my laparoscopy and I have some questions about wound healing.
My two lower incisions seem to be healing fine - they're scabbed over below the butterfly stitches so I haven't had a look at them, but they only hurt if I directly press on the incision and I have had the dressings off for a few days without any discharge or anything.
My belly button incision had seemed to be OK until last night, when, apparently unprompted, it bled a little. This was NOT a lot at all - I noticed it looked a bit shiny, realised it was bleeding (dark blood though, rather than bright fresh blood) and put pressure on it using a sterile dressing. I then washed it with plain water, dried it, and put a dressing on it overnight. I took the dressing off this morning and it looked OK, maybe a little wet again but nothing excessive, and there was nothing on the dressing itself. The wound itself is difficult to see as it's kind of in the fold and I can only really peek in, but there's no pain, spreading redness or smelliness, just a bit of skin that looks dark red/yellowish and seems to be where the blood has been coming from. Does this sound fairly normal? I was very worried last night but have calmed down this morning as it was such a small amount of blood and the incision doesn't seem to be any more painful or exhibiting any real signs of infection. Plus I think I may have bumped/accidentally pressed my belly button with my laptop prior to it bleeding, so perhaps it wasn't as unprompted as I thought!
How long did it take your belly button incision to heal properly, and what did it look like a week after the surgery? I know people are very different and have different healing rates (I've also had a cold this week so that will probably have slowed the healing process down), but it's good to share knowledge and have other points of comparison!