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Ileus, black projectile vomiting, bloated, unable to breathe after last gen.Anesthetic in 50yr old male for spine surgery. Why & how to avoid next time.

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Was this an

Anterior approach spine surgery? It is not uncommon to have an ileus after one.
Avoiding nitrous and minimizing narcotics on your next procedure may help. Also, slowly advancing your diet post op may help you avoid worsening your symptoms.

In brief: Was this an

Anterior approach spine surgery? It is not uncommon to have an ileus after one.
Avoiding nitrous and minimizing narcotics on your next procedure may help. Also, slowly advancing your diet post op may help you avoid worsening your symptoms.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varies

With that history, you should would want a good medical evaluation before your upcoming spine surgery.
I would make a poit to let your anesthesia team and your surgeon know over and over again before and after your surgery about your last experience, because some of it may have been medication related and may be preventable this time. Thanks for your question.

In brief: Varies

With that history, you should would want a good medical evaluation before your upcoming spine surgery.
I would make a poit to let your anesthesia team and your surgeon know over and over again before and after your surgery about your last experience, because some of it may have been medication related and may be preventable this time. Thanks for your question.
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Sounds really bad...

What you've described, if active symptoms and signs, deserves immediate medical attention.
Please call 911. The answer to your question may have little to do with the anesthetic you received--you've described an upper GI bleed in the setting of a paralyzed gut.

In brief: Sounds really bad...

What you've described, if active symptoms and signs, deserves immediate medical attention.
Please call 911. The answer to your question may have little to do with the anesthetic you received--you've described an upper GI bleed in the setting of a paralyzed gut.
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