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Feeding Through Stomach Tube
My husband is currently eating through a feeding tube (peg) inserted in stomach, I need professional advice on how it should be handled?
PEG tube handling: Everyone's different, based on reasons the peg tube was placed, duration of anticipated use, calorie requirements of the patient, patency of stomach outlet & the rate of GI functioning/motility, patient's tolerance to commercial feedings; feeding schedule (continuous versus bolus feeds), device used (button, traditional, etc.); & ? Oral supplements permitted. Best to speak with your husband's doc. ...Read more
90yo-stroke. No food for 20days then ng tubes. Dietician prescribe continuous feed 70ml/h. Shouldn't it break up into into 5/6meals& let stomach rest?
Yes...: If this is what your mother wants, feeding tube placement is relatively safe. But, this will not cure her COPD and she will likely continue to have disease progression. You need to discuss with her whether or not she wants to be placed on mechanical ventilation since, once this happens, she will likely spend the rest of her life on the ventilator. If she says no to vent, reconsider feeding tube! ...Read more
My client has a Mickey button and when we remove the feeding tube stomach contance comes out is the balloon not got enough water or air in it or what?
Confusing post: A Mickey button is placed through a hole in the abdominal wall directly into the stomach. The hole is a direct tunnel to the stomach and any time the device is removed the stomach contents can leak trough the hole. If the stomach contents leak while the Mickey button is in place, the retention balloon is not properly inflated. ...Read more
When eating or drinking foods it is going into my lungs instead of my stomach. I have a feeding tube, and just had a test. What doctor should I see.
I get this sharp pain below my abdomen, it feels like inside a tube is stretching. I can't stand up straight after going to toilet due to pain?
No: Fertilization will generally occur in the fallopian tubes and the cells will move to the womb for implantation and growth. Occasionally the cells hang up in the tubes and produce a tubal pregnancy. Very rarely, the cells have been known to attach outside the tubes inside the abdomen.There is no way for the fertilized cells to get into your stomach to develop. ...Read more
Need more info: Like many gyn conditions, the cause of stomach pain can range from not serious at all to very serious. Your tubes being tied may or may not be related to the pain. Up to 10% of women who have had a tubal will require further gyn surgery for abnormal bleeding or pain. Contact your gyn to get to the cause of your pain and to offer solutions to the problem. ...Read more
I'm having stomach fluttering and dizziness my tubes have been tied for 5 years what could this be?
Don't know but it's: not your tubes. Missed a period? If so, get a home pregnancy test. If you've not missed a period you're not pregnant. There's a lot of viral shtuff going around the USA these days. Maybe you've got a bug? If you're feeling worse by 2morrow call your DOC. Maybe the Super Bowl will cure you? Seen any of the ads yet? If those don't chase the viral blues away then, I dunno- tough bugs I guess! ...Read more
What can be the likely cause of pain in the right side of the abdomen around the fallopian tube area.
When i press on right side of abdomen..I can feel a long thin tube type thing... Going from navel level to lower down what cud this be?
Constipation: If you have stool palpable on the right side of your abdomen, you are really plugged up all around your whole colon. That is very dangerous, as it is really tough to get things going when that bad. Would attempt a MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) clean out. Put a capful of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in everything you drink over the weekend until you poop clear liquid. Recommend daily MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) after that, and/or Linzess is a great drug! ...Read more
Is it normal for my stomach to feel like something there. Because lately i been feeling something move in my stomach but my tubes are tied?
See your doctor: If the shunt is protruding out of the abdomen and you can see it, you need to have it addressed by your neurosurgeon right away. If you are saying that you can see the shunt tubing under the skin traveling from the head down to the abdomen, that is normal. It looks like a ridge that travels beneath the skin. Two very different scenarios. If in doubt have it examined by your neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Much of the time: Abdominal ultrasound is the easiest and least expensive way to image the pelvis, and often gives enough information to make treatment decisions. Sometimes it doesn't and another study is needed - such as transvaginal ultrasound, ct, mri, or hysterography. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of a tube reconnecting after a clip falls off? My right clip is in my lower abdomen and not sure how long it has been off.
Lets not speculate: Contact your doctor and or surgeon. They can set you up for visualization of the lower abdomen and retrieve the clip. Good luck ...Read more
I have bad pain in the left side of my abdomen. Sort of like where my fallopian tube is supposed to be. It's as if there was air in there. Is this bad?
Can't tell: It is impossible to answer that. But i can tell you that you cannot sense whether your pain is from the fallopian tube, ovary, urinary system or intestines or muscles, nor can you sense "air" as the problem. You should probably see your doctor. ...Read more
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