Feeding tube removed

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CherriBlossom
CherriBlossom Member Posts: 44 Member
Hi all, recently I got my feeding tube surgically removed. No stitches needed (not sure why), but now it looks like I have 2 belly buttons. Does it ever close completely?

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  • CajunEagle
    CajunEagle Member Posts: 408
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    It closes..
    but after 2 1/2 years, it looks like an"inney" navel. Hope it was no problem in removal.
  • Pam M
    Pam M Member Posts: 2,196
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    Congrats!
    Having mine removed was a big day for me. Some time ago, we covered some "interesting" explanations to give others regarding the scar. Go forth, and EAT!
  • jim and i
    jim and i Member Posts: 1,788 Member
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    Congrats to you. Enjoy
    Congrats to you. Enjoy eatting again.

    Debbie
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Congrats on losing your tube....
    It's a big, long awaited step for us, I can tell from all the excitment getting it removed generates!!

    So...when this is all over, I'll have two belly buttons, huh? LOL....oh well, why not :)

    p
  • francma
    francma Member Posts: 69 Member
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    Congrats on losing your tube....
    It's a big, long awaited step for us, I can tell from all the excitment getting it removed generates!!

    So...when this is all over, I'll have two belly buttons, huh? LOL....oh well, why not :)

    p

    peg tube removal
    Hi
    I had mine removed a month or more ago and I've been thinking the same. It bled a couple of times but seems fine now. Just still weird looking. But grateful had it and it did its job. Eating so much better now. Hope you are as well. Congrats!!! <3

    Frannie~
  • Tim6003
    Tim6003 Member Posts: 1,514 Member
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    francma said:

    peg tube removal
    Hi
    I had mine removed a month or more ago and I've been thinking the same. It bled a couple of times but seems fine now. Just still weird looking. But grateful had it and it did its job. Eating so much better now. Hope you are as well. Congrats!!! <3

    Frannie~</p>

    Congrats!!!!
    Happy for you !!

    Tim
  • Kent Cass
    Kent Cass Member Posts: 1,898 Member
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    Still there
    Got mine out nearly two years ago, and the second BB is still there. Doesn't seem as large as it was, but still there.

    kcass
  • mls351w
    mls351w Member Posts: 90
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    Tim6003 said:

    Congrats!!!!
    Happy for you !!

    Tim

    rip it out!!
    2 weeks after treatment and my doc simply pulled it out. Gave me a gauze pad and said hold this, the nurse will be in shortly. She basically put a band-aid on it and off I went. Yes you will have a mini naval or navel.
    Someone please tell me how a 1/4" hole through your skin, abdominal wall, and stomach heals with no stiches necessary.
    Mine never bled.
  • amgomez
    amgomez Member Posts: 1
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    I had my tube removed 7 wks
    I had my tube removed 7 wks ago. I never really used it other than flushing it with water daily. The Doc told me a dent will always remain there..oh well :(
  • connieprice1
    connieprice1 Member Posts: 300 Member
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    CherriBlossom, My wife says
    CherriBlossom, My wife says the same exact thing. Her's removed in Feb. On the bright side, at least it has been removed and hopefully normal eating habits and weight gain ahead. Good Luck and don't let it bother you too much, Homer & Connie
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    PEG gone
    Cherriblossom,

    One firm pull and “POP” mine was history. A bandage a little drainage and another inney (be it high). Enjoy rolling around in bed with out that blasted tube.

    Good luck,

    Matt