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Why is the stomach bloated after having a tracheal tube placed ?

A 88 year old senior with a feeding tube in the stomach and have congestive heart failure , bed wound on lower back and on antibiotics for infection of wound and some kidney blockage. what would cause the stomach to bloat and become larger 1 week after having a trach tube placed. x-rays was done with the dye to make sure feeding tube s still in place as well as a ultra sounds and nothing was found.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Feb 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
hi,thanks for query.At times when you have shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing due to some cause,you try to take breath by mouth that leads to this kind of bloating.Please talk to your doctor and look for some breathing difficulty.Take diet as advised and make sure you move your bowels regularly,
wishing you good health.
Answered: Thu, 11 Aug 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pramod Gaikwad's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
As suggested by my colleague it is possible that aerophagia can cause bloating but there is quite possibility that being bed-ridden could be the cause of your bloating sensation,at the same time your congestive cardiac failure causing hepatomegaly can give these symptoms.If all the investigations are normal then there should be no worries.You just need to see that bowel movements are normal.
Hope your query has been answered well by us.
Have a healthy life..
Answered: Fri, 12 Aug 2011
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