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What must I know about a peg tube?

What must I know about a peg tube?

PEG Tube: A peg tube is used to deliver nutrition directly into the stomach bypassing the usual entry of nutrients through the mouth. You will need to know about some care issues related to the tube and some signs of complications. You should be supported by a registered dietician and the physician that placed the tube. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that I am not tolerating peg tube feedings?

PEG Tube: A peg tube is used to deliver nutrition directly into the stomach bypassing the usual entry of nutrients through the mouth. You will need to know about some care issues related to the tube and some signs of complications. You should be supported by a registered dietician and the physician that placed the tube. ...Read more

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I have a peg tube and it hurts really bad--what can I do for the pain?

I have a peg tube and it hurts really bad--what can I do for the pain?

Talk to doctor: Talk to your doctor about this; you may need to have it adjusted to relieve the pain. If it is recently placed they may have it too tight and they should be able to relax it a little to relieve the pain. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a peg tube it gets flushed but still looks dirty how can I clean it?

My boyfriend has a peg tube it gets flushed but still looks dirty how can I clean it?

PEG tube hygiene: There are lots of reasons for a less than pristine looking peg tube: 1) plastic fatigue where previously white or transparent tubing takes on a yellow hue with age; 2) staining of the tube with instilled foods; 3) reflux of material into the tube from a slow-emptying stomach; 4) partial tube occlusion making flushing incomplete; 5) drainage from peg site for a variety of reasons. Get it checked. ...Read more

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What are the possible risks and complications that can occur after I get the peg tube because my dad is extremely worried?

What are the possible risks and complications that can occur after I get the peg tube because my dad is extremely worried?

You need to discuss You need to discuss with your physician: You need to discuss this with your physician. We do not know why you need the peg, and thus we do not know the rest of your health problems. The peg is there to help give you nutrition when you can't take it yourself. Your physician can discuss the risks and benefits related directly to you as we can without knowing your health and your case ...Read more

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Tell me about peg tube feeding?

Tell me about peg tube feeding?

PEG Tube: A peg tube is used to deliver nutrition directly into the stomach bypassing the usual entry of nutrients through the mouth. You will need to know about some care issues related to the tube and some signs of complications. You should be supported by a registered dietician and the physician that placed the tube. ...Read more

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Can you have an allergy to a peg tube?

Can you have an allergy to a peg tube?

Unlikely: It is more common to get infection and irritation from gastric content around the peg tube than to get allergy to it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: peg tube insertion?

Feeding tube: Peg or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is a feeding tube that is placed in the stomach by using a scope through the mouth. This procedure is commonly performed by a gastroenterologist or surgeon. The feeding tube can be used to provide nutrition or medications to a patient. ...Read more

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How long can a elderly and after a stroke stay alive on a peg tube?

How long can a elderly and after a stroke stay alive on a peg tube?

Can't predict: A peg will provide needed nourishment for as long as he lives. This will be determined by his underlying illnesses and their seriousness. A patient with a mild stroke can be retrained to eat normally. Patients with severe strokes may succumb to other problems, such as pneumonia or even a second stroke. ...Read more

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Husband is bedridden with advanced dementia. Fed with a peg tube. Cannot clear his secretions. Wouldmamhomeopathic approach help? Thanks a lot.

Husband is bedridden with advanced dementia. Fed with a peg tube. Cannot clear his secretions. Wouldmamhomeopathic approach help? Thanks a lot.

Palliative measures: I'm sorry to hear of your husband's difficulties. At this stage of his illness, cure is unlikely but ameliorating some of his symptoms and suffering is certainly possible. You need a skilled classical homeopath to work with him, & many are available in canada. There are naturopathic and homeopathic schools in toronto and bc. Search engine also at http://www. Homeopathicdirectory. Com/. ...Read more

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For the past 7 days I've been having fluid or water pouring down from my peg tube site. Is this normal or do I need to see my doctor?

For the past 7 days I've been having fluid or water pouring down from my peg tube site. Is this normal or do I need to see my doctor?

This is not normal: Would see your doctor, PEG tube might need to be exchanged for a larger new one, or the balloon on the catheter might be defective, if there is a balloon. PEG tube might need to be cinched up at the skin level. It is not normal for the tube to leak. ...Read more

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17yo F. PEG tube placed Sept 16'. Ripped out Oct 16'. New long tube with internal ballon placed. How much drainage is normal? Excessive granulation.

17yo F. PEG tube placed Sept 16'. Ripped out Oct 16'. New long tube with internal ballon placed. How much drainage is normal? Excessive granulation.

See MD: Small amount of drainage are normal with a PEG, but if more than a little I would see her doctor. Also, granulation tissue needs to be treated usually, so both should be taken care of. I would suggest an appointment with the surgeon or GI than placed the tube. ...Read more

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Can a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (peg tube) cause any breathng or coughing symptoms?

Can a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (peg tube) cause any breathng or coughing symptoms?

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

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Does Jevity 1.5 that I use through my peg tube cleanse the body by getting rid of infections?

Does Jevity 1.5 that I use through my peg tube cleanse the body by getting rid of infections?

No: Jevity is just food that is made in a liquid form. Liquid foods do not "cleanse the body" and do not "get rid of infections." There isn't anything to eat, drink, or put into a PEG tube to "cleanse the body." The body is self-cleaning, if a person eats and drinks a healthy, balanced diet, avoids harmful habits, and has no disorder that prevents his body from self-cleaning. ...Read more

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My grandma has severe dementia. She is fed with a peg tube. Recently, she gets gastric refluxes and she regurgitates. Please what can help her?

My grandma has severe dementia. She is fed with a peg tube. Recently, she gets gastric refluxes and she regurgitates. Please what can help her?

Changes: Depends on how fed via peg. If bolus, try smaller / more frequent or overnight. Can use pro-motility medication (reglan), but can have prohibitive side effects in seniors. Keep her upper body at 30-45 degree angle during and an hour after feeds. If these fail, talk to GI dr about changing peg to pej, which has tube end in small intestine instead of stomach. ...Read more

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Can surgery for gsstric bypass, peg tube placement or central line damage the phrenic nerve?

Yes: Placement of a central line, in the neck, may damage the phrenic nerve, although this is highly unlikely. ...Read more

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Can homeopathy help an elderly with dementia and on peg tube, to clear secretions and with gag reflux? Please, thanks!

Can homeopathy help an elderly with dementia and on peg tube, to clear secretions and with gag reflux? Please, thanks!

Yes, possibly: I answered a question like this before -- it requires an experienced homeopath with astute perception. Family and those familiar with the patient would also need to describe what recent changes they see from his/her baseline. There are remedies which may help the rattling secretions, etc in a palliative way. Finding the exact right one depends on good case-taking & good homeopathic training. ...Read more

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Can I take Jevity 1.5 which I use for my peg tube together with Cipro (ciprofloxacin) because I have an infection or take it later?

Can I take Jevity 1.5 which I use for my peg tube together with Cipro (ciprofloxacin) because I have an infection or take it later?

J peg AND Cipro (ciprofloxacin): The J-PEG tube, goes through the abdominal into the stomach. The feeding solution can be administered, continuously or at intervals.
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic, which in your case, should be a in a liquid form, if you take once a day, probably you should interrupt the feeding, and following completion of the dose administration, resume the feeding. I think this would apply if Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has been BID ...Read more

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I have a peg tube in my stomach that I don't really need any more. Can swallow medication & food. Is it OK to have it removed now?

I have a peg tube in my stomach that I don't really need any more. Can swallow medication & food. Is it OK to have it removed now?

This absolutely: Must be answered by the clinicians who are treating you for the condition for which the PEG tube was inserted!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Typical waiting period to transition from peg tube to mic-key button? Feel like we've been waiting to long. Peg placed on 7/25/13 no change date set.

Typical waiting period to transition from peg tube to mic-key button? Feel like we've been waiting to long. Peg placed on 7/25/13 no change date set.

Mic-key tube: If you had the gastric tune placed on 7/25, your surgical tract should be matured by now to exchange for a mic-key button for your quality of life. Should discuss with your surgeon or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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The reason why I still have dysphagia 7 months post botox injections is because I was injected with very high doses in my neck. Do I need a PEG tube?

The reason why I still have dysphagia 7 months post botox injections is because I was injected with very high doses in my neck. Do I need a PEG tube?

Suggest: A PEG tube is a significant undertaking and may or may not be in YOUR best interest. Sounds like you desperately need a second or third opinion. Go to a nearby medical school and see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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For an elderly with dementia, to further avoid aspiration pneumonia should we replace the peg tube for a pej one. Is that an option? Consequences? Thx

Yes it is an option: If she is having aspiration while receiving feedings via a peg tube, conversion to j- tube should diminish aspiration from gastric reflux (assuming there is no obstruction distally in the GI tract). If the aspiration is from swallowing, conversion will not help. If her dementia is profound, it may be helpful to discuss both medical and life goals with her physician or ethics board. ...Read more

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Complicated GI toddler peg tube, one week on neocate juinor with prebiotic. Stools are now very dark, smelly, and semi loose. Normal?

Complicated GI toddler peg tube, one week on neocate juinor with prebiotic. Stools are now very dark, smelly, and semi loose. Normal?

Underlying condition: You obviously have a very complex toddler you are dealing with. I would be more suspicious of child's underlying problems and/or medications for the stool findings. While the neocate & probiotics could account for the loose stools, very dark and smelly is unusual but not impossible with these. Very dark makes me want ot check for blood in the stool. Also consider neocate with fiber instead. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Jevity 1.5 that I use through a peg tube and Ensure that I drink by mouth? Which is better? I have impaired swallowing.

What's the difference between Jevity 1.5 that I use through a peg tube and Ensure that I drink by mouth? Which is better? I have impaired swallowing.

Different formulatio: There are 2 good questions here, & so I suggest you use HealthTap Prime or talk to the prescribing physician to get complete answers. In general, Jevity is a high-protein formulation used in diabetic patients for short or long-term feeding. Ensure is a more balanced formulation that is used for weight gain. If you have swallowing trouble, the PEG tube is safer (won't get into lungs), but TTYD. ...Read more