When to call your child's healthcare provider

You may notice some minor swelling around the incision. This is normal. However, call your healthcare provider if your child has a fever, excessive swelling, redness or drainage from incision, distended or enlarged stomach, bleeding, or increasing pain.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 12/22/2016.


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