Digestive Health

What causes nausea and vomiting in children after surgery?

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  • There are many reasons why a child who has had surgery may feel sick to his stomach (nausea). Nausea may also lead to vomiting. Nausea and vomiting may be caused by several reasons:
    • Anesthesia, the medicine that is given to help a child sleep during surgery, may cause stomach upset.
    • The movement of the car can cause motion sickness and vomiting.
    • Some surgeries may make your child more likely to vomit. If your child has had surgery that involves the middle ear, eye muscle, teeth, or mouth, or has had a tonsillectomy, orchiopexy, or umbilical hernia repair, he may have more problems with nausea and vomiting.
    • Some pain medications can cause nausea and vomiting.
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