• feeding tube insertion, does it hurt post op?

    Asked by clay on Monday, December 17, 2012

    feeding tube insertion, does it hurt post op?

    I want to know the level of pain one might experience after surgery after feeding tube is inserted.

    7 Answers from the Community

    7 answers
    • Queen_Tatiana's Avatar

      I do not have cancer, I am the caregiver, but I have had a feeding tube. I can't answer in regard to the tube insertion hurting after sugery, but I can tell that in my case the tube insertion did not hurt at all. Comfort wise it did take some getting used to, but pain wise not much.

      almost 5 years ago
    • planogirl60's Avatar

      There is some pain involved, I was given pain meds. I stayed overnight in the hospital so I was given a shot. I only needed it that one night. By the next day I really didn't feel too bad. Level right after from 1-10, maybe 5. You'll get through this easier than you might be thinking.

      almost 5 years ago
    • kenw's Avatar

      I have the exact opposite question. My PEG tube is scheduled to be removed VERY soon. I've heard horror stories, re: pain. The GI doctor who installed it said, when asked, that is is held in place by "traction". The removal procedure, according to him, is to just "yank it out" in his office. He mumbled something about taking some pain meds before arriving at his office. Ever since my post-treatment oddessy, my pain tolerance has decreased significantly. I would like to have general aenesthesia during the procedure because I also need to have my Pressure Port removed. Am I out-of-line in my thoughts/feelings/reasons on the matter? Experience and advice, please.
      Des Moines WA

      almost 5 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      During the course of my cancer treatment' I had six feeding tubes, four nasal and two in the stomach. The nasal tubes were far more painful that the stomach tubes. Since the stomach tube was inserted during surgery, I did not notice where the pain was because my surgery was five incisions (most were very small about an inch) including the tube. So my pain management was for the overall effects of the surgery. As for the removal it was a piece of cake.

      almost 5 years ago
    • planogirl60's Avatar

      kenw in response to the removal of your PEG tube. I had my removed in the Dr office. Really wasn't a big deal. Minimal discomfort. It just pops right out. I'd like to say it "smarts" at best.

      almost 5 years ago
    • thestarr's Avatar

      When I had my tube inserted before chemo and radiation the doctor refused to give me pain medication. Why is beyond me to understand. It was extremely painful the first few hours. After about 5 hours I was fine....no problem. When I had it removed it was a piece of cake. Hope this helps.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Jonsie's Avatar

      Having a lot of pain in feeding tube area. Could something be clogged etc..Has any one else noticed this pain.

      about 4 years ago

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