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What Causes Hiccups After Surgery
My husband had minor surgery, 12 hours later he developed hiccups. Could the anesthesia drugs cause the hiccups. They having been going on for 2 hrs.?
Hiccups: This could be related to having surrey of the abdomen or general anesthesia. It should go away in time. ...Read more
Just had septoplasm and sinus surgery.. Now at home. Have had 4 separate hours of hiccups today. Any idea why and how to stop?
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
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
Taking oxycodone-acetometophin 5-325 after having tendon repair surgery. Suddenly getting hiccups 5-10 times a day?
Morning, I had laparascopic gallbladder surgery yesterday (Friday) Was sent after same day. About 3hours later threw up 500 cc green bile + hiccups?
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?
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
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
My father recently went through pancreatic pseudocyst and gallbladder removal surgery as dr gave him diet he is vomiting hiccups r there. Is it problm?
Yes: He needs to follow up with his surgeon and voice these complaints ...Read more
Male 72, excellent health (really). Surgery 2 days ago, torn tendon, (post surgery) constant hiccups, vomiting bile, indigestion. What she I do?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: The most common side effect but should happen no more then 2% of the time. My stoke rate is <0.5%. ...Read more
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
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
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