I had an appendectomy 2.5 wks ago. This was a 4th laparoscopic procedure for me over about a 10 yr period, the latest being removal of my gallbladder & stones last June 2011. Due to this past, the surgeon removed my appendix out the left side with 3 incisions total. My belly button incision has normal bruising and tenderness, but 2 inches from the left side incision at about 1 inch down from the top of my hip I've developed some chronic pain. My abdomin has swelled and the pain continues. What is this and what can I do to make it stop?