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Peg Removal

mkert84354
Posts: 9
Joined: Apr 2002

Hi, I'll be getting my Peg removed in about three weeks and was wondering if anyone can tell me what to expect or what their own experience was. Is there any pain - are there stitches, etc. Thanks for your info. Have a great nite and hope to hear from you soon.

ilevin
Posts: 25
Joined: Mar 2001

It came out a lot easier than it went in. My internist took it out during an office visit. He did have to twist and tug a little. He said that sometimes tissue sticks to it. The pulling was a little uncomfortable but not really painful. He put a pressure bandage on and told me to keep it on 24 hours and then put just a gauze bandage over it. The first day it drained a little but then it healed very quickly. Now there is just a small indentation were the tube went in. Congratulations on getting it out. I was so relieved to know that I didn't have to depend on it anymore.

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