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What would be the cause of nausea after a thyroidectomy? My

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What would be the cause of nausea after a thyroidectomy?

My wife is on calcium, thyroxine, voltarol, codeine and paracetamol. The operation was on Thursday.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.

Any of these medications can nausea. If the nausea started immediately after the surgery; this can be due to anesthesia medications which can have lingering effects.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
She says the nausea started after the operation when she started on this mix of medications. So don't think it is anaesthetic.

What can she do to work out what the cause is?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.
Medications are the most common cause of nausea. Voltaren and Codeine are the most likely medications out of her medications. She may consider stopping Voltaren first.

It is priivlege assisting you.

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