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05-23-2014, 05:40 AM   #1
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Need some advice - 5 strictures - What is a feeding tube?

I've been suffering with Crohn's for14 years and today I have been told I have 5 strictures in my upper stomach. The consultant explained due to the spread they may not be able to remove them.
He's talking about a feeding tide can any one explain what the process or procedure is for this.
Any input would be much appreciated
Thanks

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05-23-2014, 04:33 PM   #2
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Do you mean a feeding tube?
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05-23-2014, 04:37 PM   #3
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Yes I'm very new to this but I understand there is a number of type of feeding tube.
The impression I got it was in the neck or collie bone area?
05-23-2014, 05:17 PM   #4
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If you are having something placed in that area of the body then you are getting TPN (Total Parental Nutrition).

It is a type of intravenous (vein) therapy and you receive all your nutrition this way.

Why are they doing TPN over EN (tube feeding through the nose)?

Do they think with 5 strictures you won’t absorb well via the bowel? Or are they building you up for surgery?

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05-23-2014, 06:16 PM   #5
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I don't know dusty. I have far more questions than answers. It was a big shock today. I will be asking more questions when I get home tomorrow.
I'm also going to ask to see a private consultant.
05-23-2014, 06:22 PM   #6
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I hope you get good solid answers. Good luck and keep us posted with how you get on.

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05-23-2014, 06:24 PM   #7
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Thank you dusty


05-23-2014, 07:25 PM   #8
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Hi. I've had both. The TPN was given to me when they wanted complete bowel rest and to build me up.

Sending you my support and best wishes.
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05-24-2014, 12:52 AM   #9
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Djw can you explain to the feeding procedure of the tpn. Are you drip fed throughout the day?
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05-24-2014, 08:03 AM   #10
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I was in the hospital each time I was on it. Yes, it was a continous drip.
05-24-2014, 09:23 AM   #11
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I don't know dusty. I have far more questions than answers. It was a big shock today. I will be asking more questions when I get home tomorrow.
I'm also going to ask to see a private consultant.
You might want to consider a referral to either St Marks hospital, Northwick park or UCH. My surgeon at St Marks is professor Phillips, he has saved my life many times.
05-25-2014, 12:54 AM   #12
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Hi daisy thank you for the referral, is that the one in Harrow Middlesex.


05-25-2014, 05:06 AM   #13
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Hi daisy thank you for the referral, is that the one in Harrow Middlesex.
It is. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
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