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460830 tn?1347219306

NEED ANSWER ASAP! PEG TUBE OUT THIS THURSDAY!

I am getting my PEG tube out Thursday (3 days away!) and need to know what to expect; I had spinal fluid to leak out after a spinal tap several years ago, even though the dr. said only one out of 100 has this side effect; Guess I was the (UN)lucky one! It makes me a little nervous that my stomach contents might leak after the tube is out. I am quite a bit overweight, and the doctor said he had a little trouble going through the fat to put it in. Please reply soon, I need an answer ASAP! Thanks! :)
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2827584 tn?1340579696
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
This is one place where it's good to be a little chunky. The longer tract through the abdominal wall results in faster closure of the connection to your stomach. Persistent fistulas between the stomach and the skin are much more common in very thin patients.
460830 tn?1347219306
Thanks so much! It turned out well, the only side effect left is the rash I got from the bandage tape! :P
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