Vomiting after laparoscopy

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Hello, sorry to drone on about this, but I am just plain terrified of this surgery and I need some people to tell me their experience. I habe a hoorible fear of vomiting, and from what I've read it is very possible I will vomit after my laparoscopy surgery to remove my left ovary, cyst and fallopian tube. Can you please tell me honestly if you vomited after your operation? How sick did you feel. Thanks so much!

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    after having a gallbladder removal ,i felt really sick BUT was given an injection and was absolutely fine a couple of hours later so dont worry its quite normal to be sick 
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    I can't stand throwing up. It is such a horrible, horrible feeling. But I've had two laparoscopies, and I did not feel any nausea in either of them. If it makes you feel better, perhaps your doctor/surgeon could give you anti-nausea medication right before or after the surgery.  My surgeon offered, but I did not need it.

    Good luck, and try not to worry. Everything will be ok, you will see.

    When is your surgery?

    Lorena biggrin

     

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    I had my surgery this past Wednesday I had my cyst remove on the left ovary she didn't have to take out the tubes or anything else. hours after my surgery I did vomit I believe it was from the medication because all I ate was a half of cracker and a couple sips of cranberry juice that I had after the surgery that was the only time I felt sick. after vomiting I feel a lot better and I had an appetite
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      Thanks for your reply! I am curious, do you think the pain meds made you sick? Also, how many hows after your surgery did you sick? Were you already home? Thanks!
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    I had an ovarian cyst removed 2.5 weeks ago. I also, am terrified of vomiting. I didn't feel so bad waking up but shortly after the nurse gave me extra pain medication and anti nausea medicine also. I don't think my body reacted well to the pain meds because I had 3 episodes of dry heaving. sad it wasn't as bad as I though it would be but once they got me up and to the bathroom I felt a little better and then when I went outside to the car I felt much better when I was in the fresh air. I hope you have a successful surgery and don't feel bad after surger!

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      Additionally...When I had my pre op visit with my primary  care physician the doctor told me that if I tell the anestiologist that I'm afraid of vomiting he will give me extra meds. When I got to the hospital the day of I was so scared and told my nurse of my fear. She said also to let the anestiologist know, but since they fill your lower abdomen up with co2 to work some may stay when they are finished and will want to push upward which may push on your stomach and make you vomit. 

      The surgery itself went well. I was terrified laying on the table when they were getting me ready and the next thing I knew i was waking up. I was pretty sore but if I nred surgery again I would probably not request extra pain meds and only request the anti nausea. That would be my advice for you.

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      Thanks for your reply! Wow, the dry heaving really scares me... I hope I will be okay... I think the pain meds seem to be the issue with nausea with a lot of people. Do you happen to know what kind of pain meds they were that made you sick?
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      I hope you will be ok too. Everyone is different.. so you have a great shot of feeling ok afterwards. I really believe it was the extra pain meds. After the surgery I couldnt even take the prescribed pain meds that the Dr gave me because it made me feel sick. I'm not sure what they put in my iv but the pills we called dilaudid. (Spelling?) It comes in 2mg and 4mg. He gave me 2mg and I took it and felt so sick.. it absolutely helped with the pain but wasn't worth me feeling like that so I took over the counter meds instead. I've always felt like I can't take prescription pain meds so I'll know for the future. Have you ever had to take prescription pain meds before? If you have done well with them I wouldn't worry... if you are like me I'd let them know that you dont do well  with the meds. The dry heaving was off an on for about an hour..  but once I left the hospital  I felt soooo much better. 
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