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Having extreme nausea, vomiting, dizziness after gall bladder surgery. Taking miralax. Treatment for symptoms?

My sister had gallbladder surgery last Wednesday. She is having extreme nausea , vomiting and dizziness . She had a patch behind her ear that relievd the symptoms, but doctor had her take it off yesterday. Now she is back to square one. She also hasn t had any diarrhea and was told to take miralax. It hasn t worked. How should she move forward?
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
Some people experience postcholecystectomy syndrome which includes those symtpoms. If this is so extreme as you said further tests should be performed. Many complications can be considered. Abssceses formation or bile duct obstruction are most common. ULtrasound is at least what should be done. If she notice fever or paind under the right ribs she should visit doctor as soon as possible. Also she must follow hepatic diet, drink enough water. PAtches wont help, this is only symptomatic treatment. I suggest to insist on additional tests. blood and liver lab can show a lot as well.
Wish you good health.
Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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