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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

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...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
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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

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What to do if I had a quart of mayonnaise for breakfast, should I go get my stomach pumped?

What to do if I had a quart of mayonnaise for breakfast, should I go get my stomach pumped?

Huh?: I know of no one who died from overdosing on mayonnaise. While it may be commonly believed that mayonnaise spoils easily & is a leading cause of food poisoning, the acid present in the condiment actually helps keep it free of dangerous microorganisms. You may not be feeling too swift after eating all that fat though. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a person gets her stomach pumped?

What does it mean when a person gets her stomach pumped?

Treatment for : Ingestion of poisonous substance. Contents of the stomach may be washed out in case a person has ingested some poisonous substance or taken an overdose of medication. ...Read more

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How much alcohol requires one to get their stomach pumped?

How much alcohol requires one to get their stomach pumped?

Nasogastric suction: Depends on toxicity of it & timing of ingestion. "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. ...Read more

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I have blacking out memory loss, and how much alcohol would it take to get your stomach pumped?

I have blacking out memory loss, and how much alcohol would it take to get your stomach pumped?

A more helpful: question might be how to get help in dealing w/an alcohol use problem. The symptoms you describe are all red flags for a future of poor health and poor social relationships and job problems. Please start w/your doc and a 12 step program. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My doctor doesn't like giving me meds because it shows on my information that I've had my stomach pumped from a purposely created OD;;convincing him?

My doctor doesn't like giving me  meds because it shows on my information that I've had my stomach pumped from a purposely created OD;;convincing him?

Ask your PCP for a : referral to a psychologist for evaluation of your current mood, affect & other symptoms of mental illness. After a period of weekly therapy, the therapist may be willing to recommend a psychiatrist who, after evaluation, may be willing to prescribe for you as long as you sign a written safety plan & continue frequent therapy sessions long-term. "First do no harm" is part of our Hippocratic oath. ...Read more

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How do people get their stomach pumped out?

How do people get their stomach pumped out?

NG tube: Using a nasogastric tube that goes from the nose to the stomach-usually done in the emergency room if you inject toxins. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how people get their stomach pumped ?

Can someone tell me how people get their stomach pumped ?

Nasogastric tube: "Pumping the stomach" usually involves passing a flexible plastic tube through the nose or mouth and down into the stomach. Suction is an applied, which will remove the contents of the stomach. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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If a person has their stomach pumped, how long do they have to wait to eat food?

If a person has their stomach pumped, how long do they have to wait to eat food?

Nasogastric suction: Depends why, of course. "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. ...Read more