I have a very low appetite but I've been trying to force myself to eat, everything I've been eating is healthy. My stomach has been upset this is going on day 4, and yesterday I had diarrhea but now don't. I have no fever or anything either. Is this normal?
9 Days Post Op Tummy Tuck with Upset Stomach No Fever for a Few Days?
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Diarrhea, Stomach Upset and Low Appetite 9 Days after Tummy Tuck
Without fever or intense abdominal pain at 9 days, it is unlikely to be the result of intrabdominal injury. The upset stomach may the result of medications, which should always be taken with food. Diarrhea may be the result of medications as well.
Post up medications can lead to stomach upset after abdominoplasty.
The most common cause of post-op nausea is pain medication. The most common cause diarrhea is the use of antibiotics. Nevertheless, you should report your symptoms to your surgeon since there are other causes as well.
Upset stomach post op
Your symptoms could be from several things, one being the medication you are probably taking post operatively. The best idea is to discuss the situation with your surgeon to better determine the cause.
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