Nov 25, 2012 - 10:24 am
The stoma where the G tube is inserted started to develop granulation tissue a while ago, but this issue became significant just a few days ago. The tissue is forming now at a higher pace, it’s about the size of a pea and it’s very friable (bleeds easily). The reason for this is the increased friction, as the tube moves in and out approximately 1 inch. I could make the dressing more tightly, so that the tube doesn’t move so much, but I am not sure if that’s a good idea. In the morning, when I am hungry, the stomach pulls the tube in (the dressing “allows” an approximately 1 inch freedom of movement, but the stomach movement would pull in much more than that if not for the dressing). After I eat the tube is slowly “released” out. Sometimes I also experience a little bit of pain, just before the tube starts to move in (initially the tube is kept in place by dried detritus, and until this is broken apart and tube starts to move, it’s painful).