• anyone having trouble with feeling type of pain during feeding with PEG tube?

    Asked by Rachel95991 on Saturday, August 25, 2012

    anyone having trouble with feeling type of pain during feeding with PEG tube?

    Esophageal cancer just finished radiation treatment. feels esophagus is open but no appetite / taste for food. Says feels type of pain/nausea with feeding tube now about an hour after starting. He is on formula with pump for 16 hours to slowly get nutrition in.

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Im sorry your having those troubles. I was supposed to get a feeding tube, but I fought against it. Didn't want it, had one before and was always gagging on it. This time I was told if it was needed they could put it in by belly, instead of down the throat. Turned out I didn't need it. had trouble eating but made it off of liquids until it healed. I had trouble with the nausea and no appitite, sores in mouth from the radiation.
      Sorry I can't answer your question about the tube specifically, but someone here will come along with an answer for you. welcome to the board.

      almost 5 years ago

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