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.
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.
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.

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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. 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...

Does methohexital for anethesthesia during surgery cause significant nausea and vomiting like other anesthetics?

Depends. People all react differently to anesthesia. There are patients that i can have severe nausea and vomiting from injectable anesthetic drugs while others have these symptoms associated mostly with gaseous drugs. Read more...
Significant? This medication can cause nausea. It has other potential side effects like anxiety, coughing, drowsiness, flushing, but what do you mean by significant? Read more...

I had a severe bout of nausea and vomiting last night on day 11 post lap appendectomy. Do I still need to worry that it's connected to the surgery?

Doubtful. If you haven't been experiencing abdominal distress prior to this episode I doubt that it's related to the procedure. Simple indigestion is likely,but if symptoms persist, other possibilities could be occurring. Persistent nausea or vomiting, abdominal discomfort and tenderness, abnormal bowel pattern all call for a physician's evaluation. Read more...

Had upper&lower GI. Have a 3cm hiatel hernia repetitive vomiting. Had nissen surgery 3weeks ago. And still nausea and vomiting. Do you might know why?

Give it time . Think about it this way: before the operation, you had terrible problems with reflux. Now, after a major operation, you are having some readjustment issues. In time, these will go away. You probably had the reflux problem for years, and you're only in to the 3rd week of the adjustment phase of your no reflux life. You'll come around soon enough. Don't worry. Hope this helps! Read more...
Complication. one of the nissen fundoplication surgery complication is outlet obstruction partial or complete if he vagus nerve injured during the procedure on one side you might end up with partial obstruction and delay gastric emptying if both side were injured then the patient will have a complete obstruction my advise check with your surgeon asap good luck. Read more...

Had gallbladder removed May 2014.lot of symptoms stopped. Nausea and vomiting came bac end of June. Is it normal 2 feel nausea or vomit post surgery?

Not usually. Unless you have a stricture of the pancreatic duct it would be unusual for the biliary system to cause a problem. Would be concerned about irritable bowel syndrome. Have a set of liver enzymes with amylase taken and see what they find. A GI specialist would be the person to see. Read more...