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Pam M
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Remember you two had similar issue, some sort of tissue or growth coming out of stomach area at PEG tube. Saw my doc today, who said it is (something I don't remember) "mucosa". Said this happens sometimes, and is not a concern. He said when I get my PEG removed (next week), it should go away, if not, they'll cauterize it.

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lady4darknight
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Pam, Thanks for the update. I am glad that it is probably no big deal then. I swear I thought my stomach was trying to come out of the hole. It seems there is a little more now than before but I am cleaning it with peroxide and using triple antibiotic ointment and keeping it covered because of the drainage. I still don't like the idea of the greenish color of the drainage but I see my gastro in 2 weeks so I will just ride it out till then. I will be envious of you having yours removed but it is a great step in the right direction. My son says each thing I get removed is a step..trache, PEG, Port...lol. Thank you again for your help.
Debbie

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Hal61
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Thanks Pam and Debbie, I just saw the doc that put in my PEG yesterday (I've had it about 6 months) and he said it was! a polyp-like bit of my stomach extruding . . . but normal and no big. But as Debbie says, I don't really want a bit of my insides showing itself. Mine was aggravated because my incision is right between two abdominal muscles and the oblong bumper (the inch to inch and a quarter piece of soft plastic that keeps the tube anchored) kept working its way into a horizontal position, just over my extrusion, keeping it painful and raw.
So, I had tried using adhesive (paper type) tape to anchor it top and bottom, so it couldn't swivel. He showed me a better way to allow air. I take a layer of the gauze bandage (has a slit in it) and slide it under both top and bottom sections of the bumber, then put a regular larger gauze over the entry area. That keeps it a little air circulation and stops the piece from settling in the seam.
He said if it was real bad he could silver nitrate--sometimes used to cure inner mouth sores, burns them off)--to remove it, but he would have to order the silver nitrate. I'll try it this way first.
thanks for the posts, Hal

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Greg53
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Thanks for the info Pam. Some guys dream of a sexy-voiced woman whispering to them. I just wish I'd hear those words from my doc...."your peg is coming out next week".

Greg

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Pam M
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Funny you should mention that, Greg. when the doc put my PEG in, he was a skinny, awkward, pointy nosed guy. Today when we were talking about the PEG coming out, I noticed he has very nice eyes.

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JUDYV5
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I just noticed the same thing. I see the doc's tommorow. You just gave me one less thing to worry about.

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sweetblood22
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I have haD my peg for ever and a day now as most of you know. I have had that same red tissue around mine my doc said she could either take care of it in one fell swoop but it would hurt or I could apply a steroid cream and it would go away in about a week. I did the cream for a week and it worked.

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Hal61
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Hi Sweet, was the cream an rx or over-the-counter? Could you tell us the name of it, if you still have it, or remember. Thanks for the info and I hope you are doing well.

Hal

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sweetblood22
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Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment USP, 0.1%

I am hanging in there Hal. Hope u are well. :)

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