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    What causes dark urine and white coated tongue after hiatal hernia surgery?

Posted on Tue, 8 Aug 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: My husband had hyatal hernia surgery two weeks ago. He now has no appetite, a white tongue and dark urine. Is this dehydration?
Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes, he needs to drink much fluids.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for contacting us at healthcare magic.

I have reviewed your information fully. Your husband is not drinking enough. That explains the dark urine and white coated tongue. I recommend increased fluids intake of at least 2L for the next 12hours. Monitor the volume and color of urine as well as his general state.

keep me updated for further review and more guidance.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah 46 minutes later
He is sleeping now, should I wake him up to drink? Or do you think it is better for him to get his rest?
Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Let him get his rest.

Detailed Answer:

Let him rest and start when he wakes up.

Keep me updated.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah 24 hours later
Thank you so much for your help. He is looking and acting much better.
Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Happy to hear this.

Detailed Answer:

Am happy to hear he’s doing a lot better. Keep me updated about this.

I wish you well.

In future, you can contact me directly at
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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