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When should you call your doctor about your feeding tube?

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Let your doctor know right away if:

  • The tube comes out or gets dislodged.
  • Food won’t pass through the tube.
  • You see leaks around the tube.

From: What Happens When You Get a Feeding Tube? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 15, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/15/2019

SOURCES:

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: “Understanding Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG).”

ALS Association: “Information About Feeding Tubes.”

California State University Northridge: “Tube Feeding Administration.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 15, 2019

SOURCES:

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: “Understanding Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG).”

ALS Association: “Information About Feeding Tubes.”

California State University Northridge: “Tube Feeding Administration.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 15, 2019

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