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Does Nasogastric Tube Placement Cause Nosebleeds
Not necessarily.: An "ng" tube is often placed to help determine where in the GI tract the bleeding source is and how much blood loss there is. It will not stop the bleeding. Gastrointestinal bleeding often stops on its own. If it does not, an endoscopy or surgery may be needed. Sometimes a radiologist can stop the bleeding by plugging (embolization) the bleeding blood vessel. ...Read more
A nosebleed is a symptom in which there is enough bleeding in the nose for a person to see it coming out of the nose or taste it going down the throat. Nosebleeds are often due to a broken small blood vessel, and stop when a clot forms at the break in the blood vessel. ...Read more
Blocked ear tube removed due to Autophony pulsatile tinnitus Tube was sitting on ear drum surface no hole after removal. Could tube be symptom cause?
TINNITUS/VERTIGO: IF THE SYMPTOMS DISAPPEARED, IT MAY HAVE BEEN FROM THE TUBE. Make sure you have a through ENT consult and Neuro consult. Get a second opinion full lab work up TFTS/VITD/B12/ Folate/LYME TITERS/ACEI LEVEL/. Mri of brain and spinal cord if symptoms persist or worsen. Also start low salt &GF diet WholeApproach.com ...Read more
It should not: The peg tube should be placed in the stomach and should not cause respiratoyr symptoms . The placement of the tube can be checked to insure that it is in good postion in the stomach and an chest xray can insure that there is no pneumonia. It is important to be sure to avoid overfilling the stomach with food or liquid from the tube as this could lead to vomiting and possible aspiration. ...Read more
Leak: They are not usually relatedGet a more detailed answer ›
No: long term use of nasogastric tube can cause erosion to the nose and nostrils and can cause all kind of sinus problems if tube feeding warranted the use PEG tube which a tube that could go directly to the stomach via the abdomen bypassing the upper part and could be inserted by a scope no need for surgery or anesthesia and tolerated by any body regardless how sick they are it could be done bed side ...Read more
Diverticulitis, drain tube placed on pelvic, gets 5ml/24h gray foul smelling fluid. Is safe to remove drain tube? What is this fluid?
Do not remove: You likely had an infection due to a diverticulum rupturing, causing localized peritonitis and then abscess. Treatment for this is drainage and antibiotics until the abscess and inflammation resolves. Taking the tube out too early can cause reaccumulation of pus. See a colorectal surgeon following resolution to see whether you should have follow up surgery to removed the diseased segment. ...Read more
Generally no: In preemies, an ng tube may be used to drain secretions out of the stomach, or for feeding until the baby is old enough to learn to swallow. These tiny tubes rarely cause injury or problems, and feeding directly into the gut is very important in helping grow well and prevent serious complications such as necrotizing enterocolitis. Tubes can look scary, but nicu care today is very gentle & advanced. ...Read more
CSF leak: I also suffer from eustacian tube dysfunction. Is this linked to intermittent csf leak? ANS: Very unlikely gut possible. If CSF is leaking you may die from meningitis. See you practitioner. Where did you get the idea it could be CSF leak. Would be very low on my list of possibilities. One old test is to check how much sugar is in the fluid. If very low may be CSF as brain uses all the glucose. ...Read more
Yes: you are usually intubated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Varies with cause: Good nursing question! check with the doc who placed the tube. If just for keeping stomach empty without overproduction (post-op, etc.), minimal to few 100ccs per shift is typical, but if actively draining overproduction, may be much more. Ask the doc who placed the tube for parameters when to call, whether/when to draw labs or supplement fluids with exceptionally high outputs. ...Read more
I am constantly (24 hrs.) using an oxygen machine. But nasal cannulas insertion is cause the ulcer of my nasal septum and bleeding. ?
What to do if eustachian tube is damaged? Too much snoring can cause this? Hearing loss problem. Sinus surgery 4 month ago
See ENT: I am always suspicious about the presence of Mold toxins when there is a sinus issue..Get checked ...Read more
Palatal Expanders: Eustacian tube dysfunction is not a "usual" problem related to wear of a palatal expander. However, if there is localized swelling at the most posterior extension of the acrylic portion of the expander, or a sensitivity to the acrylic, the inflamation related to this swelling could be a consideration in a differential diagnosis. It would be best if you consulted with an ent, oral surgeon or md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux causes eustacion tube dysfunction, yes? And Cholesteatoma is caused by eustacion tube dysfunction? How r they not linked plz?
EarCallusAin'tNoGood: It's all about an abnormal environment in the inner ear (behind the ear drum).Whether chronic fluid, intermittent infections or both(the two can be related),or old trauma. It's like a callus on your foot in the sense that extra skin starts growing, which serves a useful purpose on your foot, but crowds out normal structures in the ear and can do some real damage over time.So get it tended to ASAP. ...Read more
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