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My Mum is 7 days over her surgery but is feeling very sick, voimiting and diarrohea, is this normal? Any advice would be great, thank you :-)

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    This isnt anything to do with TKR

    She should see her GP ASAP

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    It sounds like she has picked up a bug, I would get her to see a doctor asap.
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    Hi Shazzy,

    i can relate to your mum.  I had vomiting and diarrhoea after my op too.  I lost 7 kgs in a week.  Staff said it was a bug I'd picked up.  Wasn't surprising.  In a 4 bed ward, we were all racing to the toilet.  Didn't find out till the 6 th day, they were still giving me laxatives.  Bloody rediculous.  I got over it ok. Sad to say, the weight found me again.  I'm sure your poor mum feels retched.  Bad enough getting over the op without the stomach upset.  Staff did say it might have been a reaction to the anisthetic.

    i hope she feels better soon.  Don't let her get  dehydrated.  I'm sure you know that.  Best wishes

    Sue 

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      Hi Sue, thank you for your kind words. She was in a room on her own but it's possible she still picked up a bug. I called the doctor and he's going to do a home visit as she isn't fit or able to leave the house. It's only today she is drinking which I'm happy to see. I am delighted your own op went well and what odds about a bit of weight - stay well xx

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    No....not associated with tkr. I would get her to the emergency room before she gets dehydrated and in trouble.
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    Hi Shazzy .. I know others mentioned a bug .. maybe it's the meds she's on like oxycontin, endone or tramadol (I found out I was allergic to tramadol but different symptons) .. hope she has gone back to surgeon or dr to see what is causing this .. please keep us advised .. wishing your mum the best .. Cheers Tracey

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    Agreed.  Drug interaction or bug.  I think the docs would look at the first one but a pharmacist would probably have a better answer for you.  drugs.com also has an interaction checker.  After my wife had brain aneurysm surgery and was hospitalized TWICE for serotonin poisoning from drug interactions, we check EVERTHING the docs think of before she'll take it.

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