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Nausea and Dizziness- normal? Nausea and Dizziness- normal?

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Unread 05-12-2007, 12:40 PM
Nausea and Dizziness- normal?

I am 15 days post-op and having problems with nausea and severe dizziness. Initially, I thought it was the pain medication. But I haven’t been in pain and I haven’t taken a pain pill in four days.

I can’t really taste anything either. I’ve lost 10.5 lbs since surgery. I was slightly underweight before surgery, so I don’t want to lose. I drink a lot of juice and water to keep hydrated. So I know the nausea and dizziness aren’t due to dehydration.

I know I lost a lot of blood during surgery. The doctor told me to build up my red blood cell count, but didn’t specifically say I was anemic. I wasn’t anemic at all prior to surgery.

Its wearing me out. Is this normal? My body has done such crazy stuff post-surgery. Its hard to know what is absolutely normal and what’s not.
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Unread 05-12-2007, 01:15 PM
Nausea and Dizziness- normal?


I'm so sorry you're feeling unwell at the moment.

The only advice I can give you is to contact your doctor sooner rather than later ~ he might want to check your iron levels or maybe will just put your mind at rest. As you say, it's difficult to tell as it's such major surgery and takes a real toll on the body.

Will you let us know what you find out? Take care.

Unread 05-12-2007, 01:45 PM
Nausea and Dizziness- normal?

I hope you feel better. I would contact my doctor and discuss this with him/her. I was told that nausea/fever is related to infection. Best to take care of yourself, you only have one chance to heal and you are too important to let this go.

Best of Health,
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Unread 05-12-2007, 01:50 PM
Nausea and Dizziness- normal?

Thank you both so much.

My doctor saw me this past Monday, but at the time I thought the nausea and dizziness were from the pain and pain meds. So I didn't mention it and I forgot to ask about the possibility of anemia.

I've actually been running a low temp-- 96.7-97.7.

I will call on Monday and ask whether I need to come in for blood work.
Unread 05-12-2007, 10:03 PM
Nausea and Dizziness- normal?

Low temp, dizziness, nausea could be low blood pressure and/or low iron levels. Be sure to have your dr. check haemoglobin AND ferritin stores. Also, are you taking any hormones supplements? If so, the dosage may need to be adjusted. Keep us posted.
Unread 05-12-2007, 10:21 PM
Nausea and Dizziness- normal?

Is there an after hour service you can call? I would call the dr's office just to ease your worries. I hope its something minor, but you never know..... we have to take everything into consideration and make the call. If they say its nothing to worry about, then fine, but its always better to be safe than sorry. Besides, as much as they are paid, they can take a call after hours! Let us know what they say. J

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