6 doctors weighed in:
What is the incidence of nausea and vomiting after surgery?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Thank
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Thank
Dr. Jeremy Proctor
Family Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeremy Proctor
Dr. Jeremy Proctor
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, Surgery
27 years in practice
3M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors