Peg tube

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Peg tube

by Shirleyperez on Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:32 PM

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Is it painful to have a peg tube re owed from your stomach?smp

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by AnnJohn on Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:42 AM

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SMP-I just asked hubby about the removal of his Peg tube. He said there are two ends of your peg.  One is for feeding and the other is for inflating and deflating the balloon inside.  They put something in the tube to deflate the balloon and it just slides right out.  He said he was so tense and told the nurse to let him know when she was going to remove it and she said,"It's already out". Never felt anything.  The hole closed up in about two days. He does have an indentation where it was and its been 18 months since he had it removed.

Ann

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by Shirleyperez on Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:16 AM

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Thank you so much for your quick reply. Smp

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by hisprincesstoo on Sun Jun 03, 2018 04:43 AM

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I never felt mine coming out.  it closed up right away, and the pain I was experiencing with it in went away after a few days.  I call my indentation my 2nd belly button  mine was place about 2" above my belly button . . so they are perfectly alligned.  My dr told me that would go away, but after 3 n half years,  I'm thinkin prob not . . :)

I do get a bit of twing of pain it I haven't totally cleaned it out for a bit.  goes away after the 2nd cleaning.  lol  I just clean em both at the same time.

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by Sdurnell on Mon Jun 04, 2018 05:31 AM

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On Jun 01, 2018 11:32 PM Shirleyperez wrote:

Is it painful to have a peg tube re owed from your stomach?smp

If you have a balloon inside, it's easy to just deflate it and pull it out.  I had mine out three times, and none was painful. 

The first time a nurse did it in about five minutes in order to replace it with one that had a better connection on the other end.  The second time I was hooked up to the feed bag on a pole, and I tripped over the dog and stepped on the line.  Out it came.  Getting it back in was an ordeal that involved going to the ER and a very creative doctor and nurse team.  The last time I removed it myself when I no longer needed it.  By then I was an expert!

It might be a bit uncomfortable (or just weird) when it pops out, but I would not call it pain.

Susan

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by NJM01 on Sat Jun 16, 2018 08:42 AM

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A belated comment but I had two different PEGs, one with a balloon and one without. The PEG with the balloon was easily and painlessly removed. The PEG with the balloon was both unpleasant and a bit painful to remove. In either case however, it’s over fairly quickly. Hope your husband’s went well in any event! N

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by billscampbell on Thu Jun 21, 2018 04:50 PM

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SMP,

My local ENT just pulled mine out.  Sort of a strange sensation, but no pain.  I can hardly tell where it was now (4 1/2 years later).

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by billscampbell on Thu Jun 21, 2018 04:50 PM

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SMP,

My local ENT just pulled mine out.  Sort of a strange sensation, but no pain.  I can hardly tell where it was now (4 1/2 years later).

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by Cattastroficka on Sun Jun 24, 2018 03:12 PM

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My younger brother had his pulled out and it was terrible. Don’t know what type he had, balloon I think. I had the piggy tail type and made them numb the area. I literally MADE them, because of my brother’s story. I don’t believe I needed to be numbed when I saw how easy it came out. It had a string that was pulled to make the pigtail while inside me, then to remove, they clipped the string, the pigtail straightened, ang it slid out like butter. I worried for nothing. LOL

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by Santiva on Sun Jul 01, 2018 04:35 PM

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There is some discomfort but only for 5 seconds, It saved my husband’s life. He had it put in at the beginning of treatment and by week 4 relied on it. He would do it again. He is now cancer free one year after. He was unable to even swallow liquid meds, the alcohol burned his throat. He was able to have all regular (by, cholesterol, etc) and liquid pain meds and nutrition (ensure) through the tube. I don’t think he could have survived without one. Good luck. Do it.
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