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Nasogastric intubation

What is Nasogastric intubation?

This is pipe inserted from the nostril into the stomach for feeding purpose when patients unable to eat normally.

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Hi. At what point does a child need to be intubated when she has sepsis . My child had Rocky Mountain spotted fever and her rr got as high as 80 before they intubated. Prior to this she had signs of low kidney function, elevated liver numbers....
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Thanks for your query to health care magic. Its not so easy to explain to a common man about when to intubate or need. Intubation is mainly done when patient is unable to sustain oxygenation by himself. They do blood gas analyses to know if oxygen levels and carbondioxide levels are...
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My dad had a heart attack and was intubated on 9/27, when they went to wake him up from sedation on monday october 1st - he didn t wake up. He can t move his rt arm and the ct scan of his brain showed a large left MCA. He seems to blink and move...
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

It is unfortunate that your father has suffered a massive brain stroke of the left side of brain.

This has resulted in right sided weakness and inability to speak/understand.

The recovery is going to be delayed and incomplete. Regular physiotherapy and speech...
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I was intubated for 9 days last October for walking pneumonia and ARDS. I spent 1 week in medical recovery and 2 weeks in-patient rehab. I am 68 yrs old and without a spleen. My main problem is an increase with Chronic pain which now includes non...
Hello

I have studied your case,

Start chest physiotherapy to improve lung function.
Continue analgesic if pain persists.

Prognosis of ARDS at age 68 is poor, so you need to improve your immunity.

If required then you may need to do investigation for prognosis and recovery.

Hope this answers your...
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I recently had surgery, had a nerve block instead of being intubated d/t GERD, previous problems during surgery. It has been 5 days, and the past 3 I have this feeling of being choked, or something on my neck, plus a lump in my throat. I have only...
Hello,
Which surgery you have not written.
If neck procedure then you should consult your surgeon for the choking feeling.
If the surgery was for ear or nose then or somewhere else then it could be because of the reflux disease.
You can take Prevacid , it is better drug will act faster and in...
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hi, my fiancee XXXXXXX 44 is in the hospital for 2 weeks now and Dr's gave him antibiotic resistant infection in his lungs and said it is very serious.. Dr. put him Tracheal Intubated and for weeks now and he's body is fighting very hard against...
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

From the information you have given me, your fiancee must be in intensive care as he has a tracheal tube. This means he is needing help with his breathing. As he has been in hospital for 2 weeks, his medical condition will be complex. I will attempt to answer your...
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My mother F/69 yrs, 4'11" and 70 kgs who is a patient of Interstital Lung Disease with PAH has developed severe ARDS and is presently on Bipap (present IPAP:EPAP settings 20/10) since 15 days. However, since last 2 days her PaCO2 levels have gone...
Hi XXXXXXX

Thank you for posting your query.

From the query posted, it appears that your mother is suffering from interstitial lung disease, which is a disease of lung parenchyma affecting the area in the lung where gases exchange take place.

You have not mentioned since how long she is...
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My husband recently had lumbar surgery..he was intubated. following surgery he developed laryngitis and dysphagia since. He never exhibited these issues prior to surgery. Recent ENT visit diagnosed right vocal cord paralysis . Think it could be...
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Thanks for the query

The post operative dysphagia could be due to either edema of the posterior pharyngeal wall following intubation, arytenoid dislocation or any bleeding or clots in the brain following administration of anesthesia.

1. Following intubation there will be swelling in the...
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While trying to take a sip of water, some water ended up "going down the wrong tube". I read about dry drowning before and am worried. How long does coughing last after drinking water down the wrong tube? I feel the need to clear my throat constantly and want to cough and it's already about an hour later.
Hello

There is no definite time and it cannot be predicted because it depends on your lung condition and how much of water went down the 'wrong pipe" , however generally it should disappear/subside within an hour, and itf it is not, you should get yourself examined as there is a chance that you may...
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Is there any reason why a long gastro tube would be inserted into a patient rather than a low profile Mic-Key button for feeding? Is different equipment used for the placement of these tubes? Is specific training needed for initial placement of the low profile "button type" port?
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Detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

I assume that by "long gastro tube" you mean classic gastrostomy tube (called PEG tube). Both Mic-Key Button and PEG tube are generally the same thing. The only difference is that Mic-Key Button is shorter (there is no...
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My dauggter is tube fed by NG tube. I change the tube once a month. She has had loose stool for about a month since the last time we changed the tube. Usually she is constipated and has a hard time going, now she goes some times 2 times a day and its stringy and mucosy and smells really bad.
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Greetings of the day

Its unlikely to be due to tube related factors.
Its likely to be due the diet factors.
If there is no fever, no distension of abdomen, no blood in stools then there appears no cause for concern , things should settle down.

In case you need any...
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My husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 tongue cancer in July, 2013. After the scan they found out that it had spread to the lympnodes! He went through 35 radiation treatments and 6 chemo treatments. His last treatment was September 19, 2013. I have been feeding him and giving him meds through his feeding tube. He is still not able to eat very much. He can do a little bit of jello, pudding or eggs. (couple of bites) He also suffered 2 strokes since 2009, so he has lost his speech again. Just in the last couple of days he is throwing up every time I give him his ensure through the feeding tube. Why is he throwing up again??
Hello madam ,
Sorry for the stage of disease ur husband had . As ur husband had stage 4 tongue cancer disease means the treatment is palliative (symptomatic ) . Thus the life span is less than 10 -12 months , Feeding through feeding tube is the only thing helps him for providing nutrition . As ur...
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My father just came home from being in the hospital for 10 for a bowel obstruction. He was treated medically with NG tube, no liquids and he didn't have to have surgery. He did have a PICC line placed for TPN therapy. Two days ago, he developed severe neck pain, they checked him with X-ray and sent him to see a PT. However, once home his pain, was mid sternum with pain piercing through to his upper back. Rt shoulder, He is physically in a lot of pain. Could this be related to his PICC line, which was pulled today just before his discharge.
Brief Answer:
yes and you should get him examined immediately

Detailed Answer:
Hello
It is likely hat the pain is due to the PICC and needs to be evaluated further. there can be three more rarer possibilities
First - there may be some acid reflux due to the NG tube which may cause the sensation...
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Hi.I have a son that is a quadrapeligic. He is considering a urostomy after several problems with the draining tube he has coming from his stomach. He was concerned with the urostomy since it is so final of an operation. Are there any complications that people have experienced and what they are? He has been told he needs this but we decided he needs a second opinion to make sure its the right thing to do. Please give me any info that might be helpful at this point. He has been injured for 27 yrs. thanks, Mom
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

It is unfortunate that your son is quadriplegic and has no control on urination.

This requires certain procedures to drain the urine. The simplest procedure is to have an indwelling urinary catheter (Foley's catheter), but that is also a source of infection,...
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Hi. My father who is 89 years old and and is in the hospital(1 week)with a ng feeding tube and tracheostomy( as of yesterday) has been suffering from dysphasia and respiratory problems for most of his adult life. He has always been very careful with chewing small bites of food so he can swallow safely and he takes a long time to drink fluids. His larynx has had cancer years ago that was cured but he has progressively lost muscle function in his esophagus. Prior to the hospitalization for reasons he can't explain he decided to eat a raw apple, skinned and cut in tiny pieces. He hadn't had one in probably 30 years. He subsequently ended up with aspiration pneumonia which landed him in the predicament he is in. What is the realistic outcome of him ever successfully being free of the tracheostomy.
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Patients who have been having tracheostomy tube for long term are tracheostomy dependent and it's almost impossible to get them off tracheostomy. In case of your father who previously had laryngeal cancer, it's unlikely he will be off tracheostomy...
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I have a G tube, that was recently replaced which became blocked a couple of weeks ago. The G tube was installed as I am recovering from surgery from cancer in the mouth, that was surgerly removed July 3. A bone from my leg was installed to become my new jaw. I have pain in the area of the G tube replacement which was difficult to replace as it took (3) attempts to get it back in the correct or original path. I have had small amount of blood on the dressing when I change it, twice a day, as the tube leaks a little stomach stuff around the opening. Today, I have been experiencing pain around the site, more where it enters the stomach rather than into my body. I have been taking meds to calm the pain, but does not seem to be doing much. The pain is a dull, stabing pain that is constant on a scale of 1-10 of about 4 to 5. Any ideas? The removal of the G tube was real painful, which got to a 9 on the pain scale, as they could not get it inserted correctly. Finally they use some equipment to locate it and direct it to the site or opening in the stomach wall. This was option number 2 as far as the location, as it was installed during a 13 hour surgery to install the leg bone into my jaw at the UCLA Medical Center. This was cancer #2 as cancer #1 was done and completed last year with it all gone, and this (#2) was a re-growth of the tumor root in the same location that received both radiation and chemo last year, and was my only option to possible cure this time.
Brief Answer:
Try contacting a stoma care nurse if possible

Detailed Answer:
Hi. Thanks for the query. I can understand your plight. In your case, possibly during tube reinsertion, the track might have widened a little more than necessary due to the manipulations. This might have enlarged the...
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Doctor: I have a friend that had cancer in her neck 15 years ago. within the last 5 months she realized that she was having a problem swalling food ,she would cough and choke. since then they told her her that a flap in the back of her throat did not open and close properly ,due to the radiation that she had on the cancer. What ever she ate or drank went to her lungs. now she has a feeding tube in her stomach, Do you believe at some point in her life that she will ever be able to eat again. she is almost 78 years old. thank you sincerly virginia stoner Largo fl
Hi and welcome to HCM.
Honestly, this is unlikely to happen.I dont know the exact findings and cause but it probably can be repaired only by surgical procedure and i think that this kind of surgery is pretty risky in her age.
There is a possibility of specifi substamces injection into the...
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