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What causes hiccups after surgery?

What causes hiccups after surgery?

Air: Its usually air in the stomach that irritates the vagus nerve that causes the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Hatem Asad
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Hiccups (Definition)

Hiccups = involuntary spasm of diaphragm followed by ...Read more


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Why is dad hiccuping so much after his surgery?

Why is dad hiccuping so much after his surgery?

Hiccup: Depends on type of surgery and location. Could be irritation of diaphram after abdominal surgery. Talk to the surgeon. ...Read more

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Why am I experiencing unending hiccups after arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

Why am I experiencing unending hiccups after arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

Nerve irritation: Peripheral nerve blocks are commonly done for post-operative pain control in arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Sometimes the phrenic nerve can become irritated and produce hiccups. The phrenic nerve innervates the diaphragm and is located in the neck, close to the nerves that go down the arm. These symptoms should go away on their own, if not contact your shoulder surgeon. ...Read more

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Still hiccuping after eating 3 months post-nissen fundoplication. Is this permanent? Otherwise, surgery was complete success.

Still hiccuping after eating 3 months post-nissen fundoplication. Is this permanent? Otherwise, surgery was complete success.

Hiccups post Nissen: This is likely related to ingesting air. Many reflux patients swallow air. This behavior must be "unlearned". It often resolves with time but takes months. Delayed gastric emptying is also possible. Try simethicone to see if it improves symptoms. Also avoid carbonation, gum, straws, raw veggies, and crunchy foods as these all increase gastric air swallowing. ...Read more

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Taking oxycodone-acetometophin 5-325 after having tendon repair surgery. Suddenly getting hiccups 5-10 times a day?

Taking oxycodone-acetometophin 5-325 after having tendon repair surgery. Suddenly getting hiccups 5-10 times a day?

Not serious: And may or may not be related to medication. In either case unless it is continuous hiccoughs interrupting sleep no particular treatment is needed and they should spontaneously resolve. ...Read more

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Morning, I had laparascopic gallbladder surgery yesterday (Friday) Was sent after same day. About 3hours later threw up 500 cc green bile + hiccups?

Morning, I had laparascopic gallbladder surgery yesterday (Friday) Was sent after same day. About 3hours later threw up 500 cc green bile + hiccups?

Quite common: When your gallbladder is gone its function for STORAGE of bile which continues to be made by your LIVER is also gone and until the bile system ofr ducts enlarge to take over the storage function (3-6 months usually) the bile goes directly in your stomach and this may be a IRRITANT!!! Ask your PCP for a diet and some medication which will help this situation! Hope this helps explain it!
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My son has the hiccups non stop since having his wisdom teeth removed 4 days ago. They started the second day after his surgery. Today is Sunday. So?

My son has the hiccups non stop since having his wisdom teeth removed 4 days ago. They started the second day after his surgery. Today is Sunday. So?

Not related: His hiccups are not related to the extractions. A "cure" that I have used myself is to have a glass of water ready... have your son exhale as much as possible so he feels that he has no more air in his lungs. Then have him slowly take three sips of water from the glass. Repeat if necessary. That usually does the trick. ...Read more

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Had shoulder surgery today, have had hiccups and heart burn all day, nothing relieves the pain?

Had shoulder surgery today, have had hiccups and heart burn all day, nothing relieves the pain?

What kind of surgery: Well you should contact your doctor and let him know your issues. He needs to know you are having issues or cannot help you ...Read more

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6yrsVicodin 4qday sciatica fromback surgery. Trying to figure out Y my anxiety keeps getting worse/daily. NEVER taken more than4qday! Can this b cause?

6yrsVicodin 4qday sciatica fromback surgery. Trying to figure out Y my anxiety keeps getting worse/daily. NEVER taken more than4qday! Can this b cause?

See below: Current stressors like your surgery, impaired sleep due to pain, possible reduced workload or other changes in your life can bring on anxiety. You may also have had a preexisting anxiety condition that has broken through with tolerance to the opioid med. You may try other tx like cognitive behavioral therapy, exercise, stretch or manual tx: chiropractic care. Check w/ your Dr. About the symptoms. ...Read more

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Should I get surgery for tmj? The pain has gotten worse lately, but it’s still not usually too terrible. I’ve heard that sometimes surgery can cause worse problems than the tmj.

Should I get surgery for tmj? The pain has gotten worse lately, but it’s still not usually too terrible. I’ve heard that sometimes surgery can cause worse problems than the tmj.

It depends: There are many factors to consider. Surgery for TMJ is extremely aggressive and invasive. I would exhaust other treatment options like an oral appliance to adjust jaw position or Botox injections to relive discomfort. Be certain you are seeing a prosthodontists and/or oral surgeon to explain your specific treatment options. ...Read more

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What causes nausea after surgery?

What causes nausea after surgery?

Multiple causes: Postoperative nausea and vomiting is the most common complication immediately following surgery. Control of nausea or vomiting is necessary for discharge from the pacu regardless of whether the patient is going home or being admitted to the hospital. Post surgery nausea or vomiting can occur from anesthetic types, specific surgical procedures, and specific patient types. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hypotension in surgery?

What is the cause of hypotension in surgery?

Several things: Lots of things can cause low blood pressure. If it is related to surgery, the first thing I would consider would be bleeding (bad to miss and easy to correct). The anesthetic agents themselves can lower blood pressure. If the patietn had a heart attack during surgery the blood pressure could be low. So the anesthesiologist must figure out which problem it is, as the treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Can surgery relieve pain caused by jaw?

Can surgery relieve pain caused by jaw?

Probably: It depends on what you mean. Is the pain in the lower or upper jaw? Is it in the jaw joint or the body of the jaw or the chin? Is it near the teeth? It could be a dental or sinus problem. Surgery may be helpful or even indicated but there's just not enough information to be able to give you a meaningful answer. ...Read more

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Could back surgery cause neck problems?

Could back surgery cause neck problems?

Unlikely: The nerves in the low back travel downwards, into the legs, not up towards the neck, so from a neurologic standpoint, back surgery would not affect the neck. However, it would be possible for back surgery to alter your body mechanics and indirectly cause neck problems. ...Read more

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What causes sudden nausea after surgery?

What causes sudden nausea after surgery?

Stress, abdominal: Pressure and sensitivity, stomach irritation, psychological factor, meds side effects etc can all cause nausea. Take care! ...Read more

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What causes low blood oxygen post surgery?

What causes low blood oxygen post surgery?

Hypoventilation: In doctorese, meaning not taking deep breaths and coughing, due to medication and because it hurts. This is why patients are hectored and incentive spirometers are used, due to concern of pneumonia and poor oxygenation. ...Read more

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Are there causes for a second cataract surgery?

Are there causes for a second cataract surgery?

Membrane: A small percentage of patients can develop a membrane behind their lens implant that can be removed with a laser in clinic. Some refer this as a secondary cataract but it does not require the same type of surgery. ...Read more

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Can ACDF surgery cause damage to the Vagus nerve?

Can ACDF surgery cause damage to the Vagus nerve?

No: But has other complications, discuss with the surgeon risks, benefits and alternatives of the procedure before you proceed, a second or even a third opnion, if you wish, is your right, if you can afford the time and access to other surgeons, good luck ...Read more

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What causes post laproscopic surgery weight gain?

What causes post laproscopic surgery weight gain?

Eating: Any weight gain after a laparoscopic procedure would be directly to caloric consumption and lack of activity to burn calories. ...Read more

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What causes people to die during cosmetic surgery?

What causes people to die during cosmetic surgery?

Rare problem: Surgery deaths for elective procedures are fortunately rare. A cause can be un-diagnosed heart disease, allergic reactions to medications, and malignant hyperthermia. A traject cause of death are surgical errors. Many of these errors occur with physicians poorly trained or operations in non regulated offices or spas. Check out the safety record of your surgeon and their or. ...Read more

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What causes pupils to be too large for lasik surgery?

What causes pupils to be too large for lasik surgery?

Youth: Young patients have big pupils. Old people have small pupils. Pupil size is less of an issue today than it was 10 years ago as current treatments accommodate larger pupil sizes. Unless your pupils are gigantic, you will likely do well with modern lasik equipment. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a carotid surgery to cause a stroke?

Is it possible for a carotid surgery to cause a stroke?

Yes: The most common side effect but should happen no more then 2% of the time. My stoke rate is <0.5%. ...Read more

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What can cause bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery?

What can cause bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery?

Multiple: Thoracoscopy is still surgery. You can still have a broken rib, nerve compression, hematoma, inflammation, etc. Talk to your surgeon about your concerns. ...Read more

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What are the risks of surgery complications caused smoking?

What are the risks of surgery complications caused smoking?

Everything: From infection, poor / non healing, incision / repair breakdown to higher risk of cardiopulmonary complications are all reported with tobacco use. However, good outcomes are also noted with patients who quit tobacco use before surgery and do not resume smoking till their healing is complete. If you can't or don't want to quit for good - at least take a break around the time of your surgery. ...Read more

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What are the causes of people to die due to cosmetic surgery?

What are the causes of people to die due to cosmetic surgery?

Many Reasons.: There are a variety (too many to list here) reasons why patients may die during or after cosmetic surgery. Complications such as infection, bleeding, organ injury, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, drug reactions... Are a few of the common causes. Selection of plastic surgeon (anesthesia provider and surgery facility) become of paramount importance. ...Read more