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Son vomited green. Is that due to the medication?

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hELLO, my 5-year old boy had a severe infection 1 week after his apendectomy. He has now a drainage-tube in his abdomen and receives stronger antibiotics than the ones he was taking at home. Today he vomited green. Is that due to the medication or might there be an additional complication?

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replied May 26th, 2011
Appendix and Appendicitis Answer A23403
Welcome to the forum and I am glad to help you out. The green colored vomitus usually signifies the presence of bile in the vomitus. This can happen commonly if the bile doesn't move quickly down the intestine.

It can also be a sign of decreased movements/contractions of the intestines. This can be a sign of intestinal obstruction or paralytic ileus (decreased intestinal contraction). Kindly consult your surgeon as both the problems can be a little risky if not tackled early.

I sincerely hope this helps. Take care.

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