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My husband is currently eating through a feeding tube (peg) inserted in stomach, I need professional advice on how it should be handled?

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

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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?

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?

Swalloing Disorder: A speech therapist should evaluate the patient for any swallowing problem that is very common after stroke. It could be due bulbar palsy and may require feeding through a gastric tube until recovery. ...Read more

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My mom has COPD is 72 yrs old and weighs 65 lbs. Is a stomach feeding tube safe?

My mom has COPD is 72 yrs old and weighs 65 lbs. Is a stomach feeding tube safe?

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

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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?

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

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Swallowing disorder the only remedy is to put feeding tube in stomach. Is this the only remedy?

Swallowing disorder the only remedy is to put feeding tube in stomach.  Is this the only remedy?

No: Swallowing difficulties need to be formally evaluated. A feeding tube is the last resort when the swallowing function is so bad that there is risk of food or liquid going into the lungs. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Gastro: you should follow up with your gastroenterologist. You may need speech therapy in order to re-train your swallowing muscles. Depending on your underlying problem you may also need a neurologist ...Read more

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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?

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?

Be examined: There are many causes of abdominal pain. Some are not serious but if your pain is that severe you may be experiencing intermittent twisting of your bowel which is more serious. See you doctor or be reviewed where you can obtain an XR. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my baby to grow outside the tubes in my stomach?

Is it possible for my baby to grow outside the tubes in my stomach?

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

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Im having pains in my stomach , not that time for my cycle and my tubes are tied is this.Serious?

Im having pains in my stomach , not that time for my cycle and my tubes are tied is this.Serious?

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

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I'm having stomach fluttering and dizziness my tubes have been tied for 5 years what could this be?

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

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What can be the likely cause of pain in the right side of the abdomen around the fallopian tube area.

What can be the likely cause of  pain in the right side of the abdomen around the fallopian tube area.

Many causes: Many possible causes for pain in lower right side including cyst on the ovary, ovulation from that ovary, cyst on the tube, pelvic infection, an intestinal issue, appendix problem or abdominal wall muscle issue. You will need to see someone to get it checked out. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Vp shunt tube protruding from abdomen, please help?

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 more

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Can abdominal ultrasounds detect pid, fibroids or blocked tubes?

Can abdominal ultrasounds detect pid, fibroids or blocked tubes?

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 more

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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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i had my tubes cut tied and burned 7 years ago but now i feel movement in my stomach?

 i had my tubes cut tied and burned 7 years ago but now i feel movement in my stomach?

Pregnancy unlikely: Very unlikely to be pregnant but not impossible. A home pregnancy test will say for sure. Another cause of your symptoms might be gas or stool traveling through your bowels. ...Read more

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Would a lower abdominal ultra sound show faloupion tube problems ? Or only a vaginal ultra sound ?

Both: If you have "pus tubes"(tubo-ovarian abscess) both forms of ultrasound will pick it up although the vaginal route is more accurate due to proximity to the area in obese patients. ...Read more

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