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My brother underwent emergency surgery for perforated bowel

and infection 5 days ago...
my brother underwent emergency surgery for perforated bowel and infection 5 days ago. Ureter stents were used. Now his kidneys are swollen. Doctor says not to worry it's only because the stents were used. Past 3 nights have brought severe pain and last night projectile vomiting as well. I don't understand what is going on. CT yesterday showed only swollen kidneys.
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: Just the perforated bowel due to diverticulitis
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: ummm.. he had a heart attack a few years ago and has stents for that
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
still in the hospital. He was scheduled for discharge yesterday but elected to remain an extra day due to the extreme pain. Now the projectile vomiting has occurred as well.

Projectile vomiting implies ileus.

Ask if he has this.

It is like a small bowel obstruction and often happens after such procedures.

He would need a nasogastric tube for a while.

Swollen kidneys can cause vomiting, but not projectile vomiting.

I would worry about ileus.

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