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Doctor insights on: Stomach Pumping

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What is stomach pumping?

What is stomach pumping?

Nasogastric suction: "stomach pumping" occurs when an ng (nasogastric) tube is inserted via your nose and into the stomach. Suction is applied so the stomach contents are emptied thru the tube. This has value in cases of: upper GI bleeding, overdose or toxic ingestions, GI obstruction, prolongued ileus (gut paralysis) after surgery, refractory vomiting, more. Fyi--the term "stomach pumping" is seldom used now. ...Read more

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How is the process of stomach pumping described?

How is the process of stomach pumping described?

Tube in suck out : A large tube is placed from your mouth into your stomach and then suction is applied. ...Read more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

See a doctor if you are vomiting/stooling uncontrollably
Once
Hydrate yourself to keep up with your losses. Water is best.
Daily
Practice good hand washing to help prevent spread of stomach viruses
Daily
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Is charcoal good for your child if needs stomach pumping?

Is charcoal good for your child if needs stomach pumping?

Necessary: If your child took a serious overdose, charcoal helps to deactivate the drug before it enters their bloodstream. ...Read more

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Is it true if you drink to much alcohol you get stomach pumping?

Is it true if you drink to much alcohol you get stomach pumping?

Overdose with any: Drug, including alcohol, frequently results in the stomach being "pumped" in the er to prevent further absorption of the poison. ...Read more

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How long after drinking charcoal for stomach pumping can you go home?

How long after drinking charcoal for stomach pumping can you go home?

I think i would ask: the friendly folks in the ER where you (or whoever) is getting their stomach lavaged about that. Depends on the cause - if someone takes a bunch of stuff in order to hurt themselves, they are going to be kept around long enough to determine they are safe, and may even end up being held involuntarily under a mental health committment. If it was accidental, people are usually observed for short time ...Read more

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How long do they keep you in a hospital after a suicidal stomach pumping?

How long do they keep you in a hospital after a suicidal stomach pumping?

It depends: It depends upon the drugs that wre ingested. It also depends upon the underlying psychiatric disorder in the patient, and how long it takes to get them to a safe place mentally. ...Read more

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How long is the hospital bedrest after a stomach pumping?

Usually short: The answer depends on the reason for the pumping and what effects the patient was suffering from. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what I can do 4 the throat pain after a stomach pumping?

Does anyone know what I can do 4 the throat pain after a stomach pumping?

Warm salt water: Put 1/2 teaspoon salt in a glass of warm water, and gargle with it, as often as necessary. ...Read more