• nasogastric tube feeding

    Asked by KevinB on Sunday, March 15, 2020

    nasogastric tube feeding

    appreciate any comments about this procedure

    5 Answers from the Community

    5 answers
    • KB2013's Avatar

      I had a couple many years ago and again recently to mechanically empty my stomach and keep it empty. I was fed by TPN (central line) and never an NG tube.

      about 2 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      I was on feeding tubs for 5+ months 3 NG tubes and 2 were stomach tubes, All of the tubes failed because my superpower is to grow massive scar tissue. My body just grew scar tissue over the tube opening. All in all I would say the NG tube was the easiest to fill.

      about 2 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I had a nasal tube 32 years ago, I didn't care for it. I gagged on it constantly. I recently had to have one during surgery for laryngeal cancer. I had a total laryngectomy with bilateral neck dissection. I had an PEG tube put in. I loved the ease of using it, pushing meds through it was handy, and even getting my required amount of water each day. The only drawback was the removal of it. I'll keep that for another post, I wish you the best going into this.

      about 2 years ago
    • welderdan's Avatar

      I had one for 8 days, 2012 and my main discomfort was the tube pulling on my nose. Didn't really notice or feel it in my throat, maybe because of all the other pain or whatever. Feeding was a simple process of drawing my liquid lunch in an oversize syringe and pushing the formula down the tube. You will feel the change in temp also. One last squirt of sterile water to flush the tube and that's it.. When they retrieve the tube, they clip the stitch that supports the tube, and pull straight out, uncomfortable for only a moment.. Hope that helps, Dan

      about 2 years ago
    • Molly72's Avatar

      I also had an NG tube JAMMED up my nose & then down into my stomach to pump out my stomach. I was not fed thru it, I was not allowed any food or liquid for about 3 days.
      The process of inserting it was so traumatic and painful that it caused me to have a heart attack. I have a deviated septum so I assume that was part of the problem.
      Did the rest of you have this problem as well?

      about 2 years ago

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