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What problems can happen when my baby has a gastrostomy tube in place?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Falling out/blockage

The common problems related to a g-tube include: site care - sometimes the gastric juices cause chronic irritation around the site requiring regular skin care ; obstruction, be sure to follow instructions for flushing after use; falling out, if the g tube anchor deflates and the tube falls out it needs to be re-inserted soon or the hole will begin to close.

In brief: Falling out/blockage

The common problems related to a g-tube include: site care - sometimes the gastric juices cause chronic irritation around the site requiring regular skin care ; obstruction, be sure to follow instructions for flushing after use; falling out, if the g tube anchor deflates and the tube falls out it needs to be re-inserted soon or the hole will begin to close.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: BY FAR, INFECTION IS

The main concern at any time, as long as the tube is in.

In brief: BY FAR, INFECTION IS

The main concern at any time, as long as the tube is in.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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