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Feeling pain when using j tube for medicine #198615
06-30-2019 09:56 AM
06-30-2019 09:56 AM
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My husband felt pain every time j tube is used to get meds, anyone had similar problem?


Heather

Wife of Steve, oral cavity and lip scc, also in 4 lymph nodes
PT4a, pN2b
4/19/2019 surgery removal of left mandible and reconstruction of left jaw
5/19/2019 procedure wash out abscess on right chin
5/31/2019 med port placement
6/10/2019 procedure wash out abscess on left chin, biopsy done on tissue under tongue, scc
6/20/2019 surgery to remove scc under tongue
6/27/2019 abscess found on his chin again, on Iv antibiotics
Re: Feeling pain when using j tube for medicine [Re: Heather shu] #198621
06-30-2019 09:23 PM
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I suggest calling your husbands gastro doc or whoever he went to who originally placed the tube. He needs to get checked out as soon as possible. Unfortunately patients who are new to using a feeding tube quickly find out theres not much support to help them adapt to using the tube. Feeling pain when putting medicine thru the tube should NOT happen! This could be a serious problem! Your husband needs to get checked by his gastro doc to make sure there isnt something wrong. Feeding tubes can get dislodged very easily. Trying to force something thru the tube when it is out of place can bring all kinds of other issues along with very sharp, intense pain. Ive had this happen and know all too well it can cause incredible pain!!! The pain was horrendous and became worse with each attempt to put anything thru the tube.

Best wishes with this!!!! Hopefully it will be nothing serious!!!


Christine
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07
-65 lbs in 2 mo, no caregvr
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo xtended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line IV antibx 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3x in 3 years
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Re: Feeling pain when using j tube for medicine [Re: ChristineB] #198624
07-01-2019 04:45 AM
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Thx, Christine


Heather

Wife of Steve, oral cavity and lip scc, also in 4 lymph nodes
PT4a, pN2b
4/19/2019 surgery removal of left mandible and reconstruction of left jaw
5/19/2019 procedure wash out abscess on right chin
5/31/2019 med port placement
6/10/2019 procedure wash out abscess on left chin, biopsy done on tissue under tongue, scc
6/20/2019 surgery to remove scc under tongue
6/27/2019 abscess found on his chin again, on Iv antibiotics

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