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Is vomiting normal post hernia surgery?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: My son had emergency hernia surgery on Monday. He is still throwing up. Is this normal?
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Not normal.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.

Noted that your son had emergency surgery for hernia on Monday.
This is not normal to have vomiting till now.

Please give some additional information:
Was there obstruction or strangulation of the hernia?
Is he having associated bloating, loose stool or constipation, pain in abdomen?
Any problem associated with urination?



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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant (27 minutes later)
His stomach is very bloated. No problem with urination. He had a bowl movement yesterday but I don't what kind. There was strangulation of the hernia.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Clinical evaluation, X-ray of abdomen in standing position.

Detailed Answer:
Since the surgery was done for strangulated hernia, it is possible that a part of the bowel is still having problem like inflammation, kinking or obstruction of some sort or so on and may need re-exploration for diagnosis and definite procedure.
Till then few investigation can give help:
X-ray of the abdomen in standing position.
CT scan of abdomen in some patients.
He should be examined by the operating Surgeon to review for clinical evaluation, examination and further management.
Was the part of the intestine removed and end-to-end anastomosis done for intestine?

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Is vomiting normal post hernia surgery?

Brief Answer: Not normal. Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific. Noted that your son had emergency surgery for hernia on Monday. This is not normal to have vomiting till now. Please give some additional information: Was there obstruction or strangulation of the hernia? Is he having associated bloating, loose stool or constipation, pain in abdomen? Any problem associated with urination?