Ask Dr Moore
Dr. Mark Moore, best-selling author of the gender selection book Baby Girl or Baby Boy--Choose the Sex of Your Child, answers readers' questions on pregnancy and pediatrics.
Anesthesia and Nausea
Dr.Moore: It may be a little of both. There are many
factors that influence post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) including,
but not limited to: surgery type, anesthesia type, patient susceptibility,
and patient medical history. Certain surgeries are more likely to cause
PONV. Eye surgery and ENT procedures are particularly notorious, as
are those involving peritoneal "open abdomen". Joint surgery
can also be very stimulating to the nausea trigger zones of the brain.
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