peg tube removal

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peg tube removal

by Girlcat36 on Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:00 AM

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Can anyone explain to me thier experience with Peg tube removal? The internet is really lacking on this particular subject. Also how to tell if PEG tube is infected. I have completed my radiation and chemo and won't see my oncologist for two weeks. (My treatment center is an hour and a half away)

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by scottoregon on Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:00 AM

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Not personal experience, but my girlfriend.  She had a PEG tube and when they removed it, the surgeon just yanked it out.  She said it hurt every bit as much as she thought it would.  She had accidentaly pulled on it a couple of times.  We asked if they should knock her out or anything and he said nope, and pulled it out.  Was sore for a couple of days and the hole healed up in like three.  As for infection, i would supppose it would show up around the tube and be consistent with an open wound infection.  Just make sure to clean it on a regular basis with saline and keep any dressing changed and clean as well.

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by Girlcat36 on Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:00 AM

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Yep, that's exactly how it happened! LOL Got it removed June 28, but thanks for the reply!
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