How can I prevent nausea and vomiting after surgery?

Many ways... If you tend to have postoperative nausea and/or vomiting or if you are susceptible to carsickness, be sure to let your surgeon and anesthesiologist know. There are medications that can be given before, during, and after surgery to minimize this. Unfortunately, a few people still have this problem.

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Are there ways to prevent nausea and vomiting with leukemia?

Yes. Several different agents can be used for nausea and vomiting caused by chemo. There are drugs like Zofran (ondansetron) and anzemet. Marijuana also helps and the active ingredient is marinol, but my patients swearing smoking marijuana was better for their nausea than the marino. Read more...
Yes. In addition to the drugs already mentioned, acupuncture can be effective against chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting. Read more...
medications. There are many medications your doctor can prescribe for nausea. Talk to your hematologist. Read more...

What is a good medicine to prevent nausea and vomiting?

Use of ginger. Ginger can reduce nausea & upset stomach. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

What is the incidence of nausea and vomiting after surgery?

Higher than normal. It will depend on the type of surgery, the anesthetic used during it, your body's reaction to it. Although, there is no definite number on the incidence of postsurgical nausea, I am sure it is higher than in people who didn't have surgery for sure. Read more...
Extremely high. The incidence of post-operative nausea and vomiting varies with the type of surgery. Obviously those undergoing intestinal or stomach surgery have a higher incidence as they often experience a post-operative ileus (basically a slowing down of the whole intestinal tract) that worsens nausea/vomiting. Keep in mind that many are nauseated by the anesthesia for and pain medicines used after surgery. Read more...
Variable. Postoperative nausea and vomiting is usually less than 20% of people, but it depends on what type of surgery, how long the operation is, a person's prior reactions to anesthesia, or a person's allergy history. There are several medications available to treat this condition and ask your surgeon as well as your anesthesiologist about these treatment medications. Read more...

What can cause nausea and vomiting in children after surgery?

See below. Post operative nausea and vomiting can occur in adults and children after surgery, and can be difficult to predict. It may be a person's sensitivity to the anesthesia medications, or sensitivity to post operative pain medications. Ask your surgeon or anesthesiologist for nausea preventative medications used before or during the anesthesia, or to prescribe nausea medication after surgery. Read more...

For persistant nausea and vomiting due to surgery that isn't responding to antiemetic cocktails, what else can be done?

Acupuncture possibly. I don't know whether your doctors have tried all possible antiemetics -- there are many. However, medical acupuncture can often be helpful in nausea and vomiting. Ask your doctors about physicians trained in acupuncture, or tcm professionals in your community. Read more...
Contact doc. There are many different cocktails available. Read more...