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Doctor insights on: Why Should A Tube Be Inserted Into The Duodenum And Not The Stomach

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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

Duodenum (Definition)

The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is responsible for aspects of digestion and nutrient absorption immediately after ...Read more


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Why do esophageal cancer patients have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?

Why do esophageal cancer patients have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?

To avoid stomach: When your esophagus is removed due to cancer (esophagectomy) in order to eat again, your stomach may be used to replace your esophagus (stomach conduit). Therefore you want to avoid any surgery that may compromise the use of the stomach as a conduit. Therefore a feeding tube would be placed in the small bowel or jejunum. This is called a "j" tube. ...Read more

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Any ideas why a person with esophageal cancer will have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?

Any ideas why a person with esophageal cancer will have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?

Better tolerated: Two major reasons. First, the stomach is the preferred organ substitute for esophageal cancer surgery, and second, duodenal feedings are generally better tolerated, and are associated with less reflux. ...Read more

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Patchy hyperaemia noted in stomach, a small chronic ulcer(5-6mm) noted anteriorly in duodenum.What is it and what I have to do ?

Patchy hyperaemia noted in stomach, a small chronic ulcer(5-6mm) noted anteriorly in duodenum.What is it and what I have to do ?

SO: You have some irritation in linning of you stomach and an ulcer. Follow th edirections of your doctor assuming you received some. ...Read more

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Egd done, was told stomach still have some food, given that, would have they seen the duodenum bulb? Or they will order another egd?Biopsy 4 h.Pl ...

Egd done, was told stomach still have some food, given that, would have they seen the duodenum bulb? Or they will order another egd?Biopsy 4 h.Pl ...

Should have seen ok: Most of the time, even if there is some food in the stomach, the endoscopy can be completed and the duodenum visualized adequately. Certainly a biopsy for h.Pylori could be done. If there is a lot of food present often the stomach can't be examined well and the scope may need to be repeated. ...Read more

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What are the primary functions of the stomach, duodenum, and large intestine?

What are the primary functions of the stomach, duodenum, and large intestine?

Digestion: The stomach is responsible for mixing food and preparing it for digestion. The enzymes which break food down into nutrients mix with the food in the duodenum, as does the bile from the liver. The nutrients are absorbed in the small intestine. Everything that is not absorbed travels to the large intestine, where water is absorbed, turning the waste from liquid to solid. ...Read more

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They saw duodenal atresia in bubs stomach and may of been related to downs but now there is no downs so what happens next?

They saw duodenal atresia in bubs stomach and may of been related to downs but now there is no downs so what happens next?

Duodenal atresia,...: Or congenital blockage of the duodenum (1st part of the intestine beyond the stomach) can be associated with down syndrome (trisomy-21) or occur by itself. Surgery is necessary in the first couple of days after birth to open up the duodenum so that the baby can feed and grow. ...Read more

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Can ulcers in the stomach, duodenum, and/or intestines cause these locations to become permeable to any degree?

Yes: Ulcers are the result of the loss of the normal protective lining...Permeability will increase until the ulcer heals. ...Read more