PEG Tube Change Today

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Janie H

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A nurse from the clinic came today and did my first real PEG tube change. The PEG came out about a month after I had it put in and it hurt like heck when she put a larger one in it's place. Now it's been about a year and I didn't feel a thing, most of you already know this but to the ones who haven't had to have theirs changed no worries.

Janie
 

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Mines being changed next Tuesday.
 

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Happy dance Janie!

Only 1 month after initial placement that stoma is still very tender so it would have been painful. Now it would be more like an ear piercing, you can tug it about a fair bit without any pain.

Yours will be just as easy Dalvin :)
 

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VA recommended change after 3 months, but nurse looked at it and said I could go longer. Infernal radiology at Hoag Hosp. said five months, so I went to them at six months. It was painful to remove because one part did not deflate, they said.
 

Janie H

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I waited 10 months, the only reason they changed it then is the top broke off, the old one was pretty gross looking.

Janie
 
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