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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy PEG feeding tubes are now being used more often than in the past. PEG feeding is used if you have problems with swallowing or if you cannot eat or Needing a feeding enough. PEG is usually the recommended method of help with feeding if your bowel is working normally and you need long-term help with feeding. A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy PEG feeding tube is a way to give food, fluids and medicines directly into the stomach by passing a thin tube through the skin and into the stomach.
For tube feeding over a long period of time, PEG feeding tubes are more comfortable and easier to use than a tube passed through your nose and down into your stomach nasogastric tube. PEG feeding tubes can also be hidden under your clothes so that no one needs to know you've got one. The PEG feeding tube has a small plastic disc inside your stomach and another small disc on top of your skin where the tube is inserted.
These discs prevent the tube coming out or the whole tube ending up in your stomach. A PEG feeding tube cannot be inserted if you have a problem with blood Needing a feeding, if you are very unwell, or if you have a severe infection. There may be other reasons why a PEG feeding tube is not a good idea for you and this can be discussed with your specialist and nurse. The PEG tube is usually inserted in the hospital endoscopy unit. Adults do not usually need to have a general anaesthetic but you will usually given an injection of a sedative to make you sleepy and relaxed. A local anaesthetic is used to numb the area of skin where the PEG tube is to be inserted.
Children do need a general anaesthetic for the insertion of the PEG feeding tube. You will be given an antibiotic and the area of skin over your stomach will be cleaned thoroughly to reduce the risk of any infection.
The procedure is not painful but you may feel some pressure over your stomach while the tube is being inserted. The whole procedure usually takes between 20 and 30 minutes. Feeding through the PEG tube can often be started about four hours after the tube has been inserted. You will be shown how to use the feeding tube by nurses while you are in hospital.
You must make sure you're completely happy with using the tube, so ask about anything you're not sure about. It is very important to make sure the area of skin where the tube has been inserted remains free of any infection, especially during the first 10 days after the insertion. If you think the skin may be infected or if you have any concerns then you should contact your nurse or your GP. Most people don't have any problems as a result of having a PEG tube inserted, apart from some discomfort for the first few hours after the insertion. However, minor problems can occur, such as infection around the skin where the tube has been inserted or some leakage from the site of the tube.
Sometimes the site where the tube passes through your skin will be uncomfortable with some pain for up to one week after the insertion. This may make you reluctant to take deep breaths but it is very important to breathe as normally as possible. This is because taking shallow breaths may increase your risk of a chest infection. For most people with a PEG feeding tube there are no problems when the tube is inserted and no problems with having the tube. However, the outlook prognosis will depend on the underlying medical condition. Nutrition support in adults: oral nutrition support, enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition ; NICE Clinical Guideline Guidelines for caring for an infant, child, or young person who requires enteral feeding ; Guidelines Audit Needing a feeding Implementation Network Feb Rev Esp Enferm Dig.
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