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What to do about preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting? Is the nausea preventable?

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Avoid surgery

If postoperative nausea and vomiting are to be avoided, don't have surgery.
.. Seriously though mention your concerns to the surgeon and the anesthesiologist - there are many texhniques and drugs to avoid this.

In brief: Avoid surgery

If postoperative nausea and vomiting are to be avoided, don't have surgery.
.. Seriously though mention your concerns to the surgeon and the anesthesiologist - there are many texhniques and drugs to avoid this.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Depends

If the operation was abdominal, then postoperative nausea and vomiting could be due to a partial or complete obstruction.
Usually there is significant pain associated with a mechanical obstruction. A more physiologic obstruction is due to an ileus...The gut is trying to regain its normal function. Call your surgeon if you cannot keep fluids down.

In brief: Depends

If the operation was abdominal, then postoperative nausea and vomiting could be due to a partial or complete obstruction.
Usually there is significant pain associated with a mechanical obstruction. A more physiologic obstruction is due to an ileus...The gut is trying to regain its normal function. Call your surgeon if you cannot keep fluids down.
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Medication

Anti-emetics may help if given prior.

In brief: Medication

Anti-emetics may help if given prior.
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