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I realize this might be in the TMI category, but is there a difference between vomiting before and after surgery? I would think it wouldn't be as "violent" because there;s not as much tissue involved and perhaps it wouldn't hurt as much. I'd like your thoughts, experiences on this so I can be prepared as I start my journey~ I absolutely HATE throwing up, especially with abdominal surgery!

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I am really phobic about vomiting. I get big meds with surgery to make sure it doesn’t happen after the op - and (touch wood) I haven’t vomited since. There had been gentle ‘regurgitation’ a couple of times when I ate too much or too fast - very non-violent, as you say.

Get the best anti nausea drugs during surgery, and get off the heavy pain meds asap after, to reduce the throwing up chances...

Best of luck...

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Ask for an anti nausea patch before surgery. Life saver.

I haven’t vomited since surgery but as birdynz said- I’ve spit up or regurgitated “foamies” but nothing like vomiting

HW 242, SW 236- (Bypass 12/20/17)
GW#1- 199 [emoji736] (2/11/18)
GW#2- 180 [emoji736] (4/2/18)
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At my consent visit I was given several prescriptions, two for nausea, so I really hope they work! The physician's assistant also told me that they do put a patch behind my ear before the surgery.

I start my pre-op diet tomorrow and am excited and nervous at the same time. I had an abdominal hysterectomy 21 years ago and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Since this is laproscopic surgery, I think I'll do okay.

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