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Post Appendectomy - nausea vomiting & bloating

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My husband just had an appendectomy on Monday May 18th and felt great afterward, slight pain but nothing to write home about. Then last night (Tuesday May 19th) he had a lot of nausea accompanied by burps of vomit and a slight fever, I called the surgeon and he said, each person is different, as long as he's not dehydrated and vomiting a whole lot he should be fine. It was probably he's reaction to the anesthesia. Then at 6:30 this morning(Wednesday May 20th) he finally vomited and it was black, it looked like coffee grinds or chopped up oreo cookies mixed with water. He had taken 2 Rolaids to settle his stomach earlier that night and eaten a little bit... I just wanted to see if that seemed normal at all. It is now 10 hrs later and he still feels nauseous and also has not had a bowel movement since 2 days before his surgery. It is now 2 days after his surgery. Does this seem normal? Does he just need to use the bathroom? Thank you for your help.
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replied May 22nd, 2009
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Low temperature is common for 2-3 days following appendectomy.
Due to anesthesia and pain killers given during and after the surgery, constipation is expected.
Persistent nausea and vomiting warrant medical attention.
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replied August 24th, 2013
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I too ave a lot of vomiting,and lots of pain on my left side,AND I'M ON MY eigth day and getting worried,please help ....someone that knows about this condition.
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