I had laparoscopic bilateral tubal banding done 9 days ago. I have a red area going from the belly button incision down about 4: and is 1" wide. It feels extremely tender and is bruised a bit around the bottom edge of the redness. I called the ER at the hospital I had my surgery and the doctor on duty didn't seem concerned too much and suggested I wait to call my doctor until Monday (it's the weekend) and see what he'd like to do. I'm just frustrated and want to know what this is and if it is normal.