PEG tube question for women

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Sue Drumm

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Hi, I was diagnosed with Bulbar Onset about 7 months ago. I am still able to eat some things, but they recommended that I get the PEG now, while I’m still fairly fit. My problem is that they situated under my breast, which is large. When I sit, my breast covers it, and it gets irritated. I gave up underwires when I retired, and have been wearing cotton bras that hook in front. The nurses with whom I’m working have urged me to get a maternity bra for support, or barring that, a sports bra. Has anyone had any experience with this? Thanks.
 

Nikki J

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If no one here can help consider asking on the adult tube feeding group on facebook. Not specific to ALS but lots of feeding tube experience there. Maybe after a time you can switch to a button which might be easier

I hope you can work out a comfortable solution and congratulations on getting the tube early.
 

azgirl

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the mic key button more comfortable under there than dangling t be tube. Keep it dry and I use antifungal powder under breasts. Finally gave up bras and much better!
 

Kristina1

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Mine is situated about 2 inches below my left breast. I do not have the problem you describe unless I hunch and slouch a lot, then the bottom of my breast rests against top of the bumper. I agree with Nikki- I'd ask this on the Adult tube feeding group on FB. You might also try some more supportive bras that lift you higher. G-tube aside, I had to buy a more supportive bra as I've had more weakness in the muscles that hold them up. I was starting to have pain from their weight. Now I often sleep in a bra even.

I do find it annoying to see my stoma for cleaning purposes around my breast, darn thing blocks my line of sight!
 
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