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Rods put in spine due to severe scoliosis, nausea, vomiting, constipation. Is this normal?

My son just had surgery a week ago Friday which was April 12th to have two rods put in his spine due to severe scoliosis . We were discharged from the hospital on Thursday April 18th. Since the surgery he has had serious nausea and vomiting and trouble having a BM. He also has Cerebral Palsy so I an less concerned with the BM as constipation is always an issue. Is this normal. We have been up all night with him retching .
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting the query regarding your son.

Nausea and vomiting may be a side effect of medications, which he received or is receiving for post-operative pain. Generally, these are not related to surgery.

If the symptoms are not subsiding, an ultrasound scan of abdomen may be done along with liver function tests.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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