• Who has had a Peg tube? Isn't it supposed to be different from a feeding tube down the throat?

    Asked by CancerChicky on Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    Who has had a Peg tube? Isn't it supposed to be different from a feeding tube down the throat?

    I have resisted getting the one in the throat so now they say they can put one in my belly. It seems to me that having a tube hanging out of your belly could be trouble?

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I had a tube in my throat years ago and I gagged on it constantly. I made them take it out because I got into spells where I would gag non-stop for several minutes. I didn't care for it at all.

      10 days ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Hello, I am an oncology nurse. The tube down the throat is called a nasogastric tube or an NG tube. The peg tube is also called a feedingvtube and it isnt that long. It is inserted thru thecskin directly into the stomach. It is for nutritional tube feedings when it is difficult to swallow. I hope this clarifies.

      10 days ago
    • BobbyZ's Avatar
      BobbyZ

      I've not had one, but it has been talked about as a possible thing if I lose too much weight.

      10 days ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      I had a peg tube for 7 weeks after my surgery. It didn't bother me in any way. However, make sure that the tube is collapsible which would mean a painless extraction. I was in a huge Atlanta hospital in 2006 when collapsible tubes were on the market. Prior to leaving rehab a Dr. came to remove it. He looked at it and he immediately warned me that it was not collapsible and would be extremely painful to remove . It took my breath away. I'd rather have 10 children than to have that done again. Hope this helps.

      10 days ago
    • robynr's Avatar
      robynr

      I have one in my stomach now. It can get a little sore if you are real active other than that no problems. I use a 4 inch ace wrap around me to hold it so it don't dangle. I really think they could of left it shorter. When it hurt badly to swallow it was really wonderful.

      5 days ago

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