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nausea after surgery, foods taste bad

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nausea after surgery, foods taste bad
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 2 years ago.
Hello
How long ago was the surgery
What surgery?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
From Nov 4, through Dec 18, my wife had five(5) back operations, last one on Dec 12, she left the hospital on Dec 20
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 2 years ago.
What other medical problems?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
None, except migraines and takes oxybutin, had one other back(neck) operation in 1998, has received steroid injections in lower back , last one in October
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 2 years ago.
OK
With this many surgeries and with her exact symptoms she is at high risk for stomach ulcer.

She needs a breath test or stool test for h pylori.
This would show if she has the ulcer bug.
If so she needs the correct antibiotics.
Pepto bismal in the meantime would be reasonable to use until she sees the doc, or prilosec OTC.

This problem is often over looked after surgery but this many surgeries is a known risk factor.

good luck

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
wHAT ABOUT THE BAD TASTE OF ALMOST ALL FOODS?
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 2 years ago.
There can be an element of GERD, or reflux, which will cause this.
Treatment and work up is essentially the same.

Smell can also be responsible, and if a PPI medication such as prilosec or nexium does not help then she needs ENT to check the nasal passages...but the nausea indicates GI first.
good luck again

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I am sorry, I am not very knowledgeable on medical terms, what is ENT and what is GI

Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 2 years ago.
Sorry my mistake
Ear Nose and Throat specialist
Gastrointestinal...gi track disease.
good luck again

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
thanks for the clarification
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 2 years ago.
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