PEG QUESTION

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I ve been having problems with my PEG, nothing serious just annoying, everything I eat seems to wind up in the tube, is there supposed to be clamp? Seems like that would make a difference.

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  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    I have a clamp on mine.....
    It's two or three inches out from where it goes into my belly. I know they make several different styles of PEGS, but had no clue they'd have some without clamps. My clamp comes undone regularly, and stuff gets in there.

    Even when you aren't using it, you're supposed to flush it daily...doing that will at least help keep it clean.

    p
  • jim and i
    jim and i Member Posts: 1,788 Member
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    no clamp
    Jim has had two different tubes, neither had clamps. He just flushes it in the am and pm and lets it go. Never had a problem.

    Deb
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    pegforHim
    IsignforHim,

    I had two PEG’s, each had a clamp (as Phrannie said). There can be junk in the tube at any time (least resistance, gravity), just remember to flush regularly.

    Have fun and PEG on.

    Best,

    Matt
  • Greend
    Greend Member Posts: 678
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    CivilMatt said:

    pegforHim
    IsignforHim,

    I had two PEG’s, each had a clamp (as Phrannie said). There can be junk in the tube at any time (least resistance, gravity), just remember to flush regularly.

    Have fun and PEG on.

    Best,

    Matt

    Clamp
    Bit of advice based on Lessons Learned. If you have a clamp the make certain to move it around very time you use it otherwise you will eventually weaken the spot and start a leak.

    Don't worry about food in the tube, just flush after each use and even then you will get the "stuff" stuck in the tube.
  • George_Baltimore
    George_Baltimore Member Posts: 303
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    Greend said:

    Clamp
    Bit of advice based on Lessons Learned. If you have a clamp the make certain to move it around very time you use it otherwise you will eventually weaken the spot and start a leak.

    Don't worry about food in the tube, just flush after each use and even then you will get the "stuff" stuck in the tube.

    Good advice
    I agree with greend. Good advice about moving the clamp around. I've had both types. Currently, I do not have a clamp. You definitely will weaken the tube in the spot where the clamp is if you don't move it around.
  • D Lewis
    D Lewis Member Posts: 1,581 Member
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    Ya, normal
    Even with a clamp, you can get backflow into the tube. I managed to eat some red jello at one point, but then I scared myself when I saw the red tube.

    Deb
  • Greend
    Greend Member Posts: 678
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    D Lewis said:

    Ya, normal
    Even with a clamp, you can get backflow into the tube. I managed to eat some red jello at one point, but then I scared myself when I saw the red tube.

    Deb

    Another lesson learned
    Pouring beer through it doesn't clean it up either but you don't care as much.

    :>)

    Denny
  • Billie67
    Billie67 Member Posts: 898
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    Greend said:

    Another lesson learned
    Pouring beer through it doesn't clean it up either but you don't care as much.

    :>)

    Denny

    Clamp
    My peg had a clamp but it wasn't one that could be moved around to any other spot. Anyway I always made sure to clamp it but whatever I ate by mouth ended up back flowing anyhow. Just remember to flush it regularly and you shouldn't have any problems.
    Billie
  • Kent Cass
    Kent Cass Member Posts: 1,898 Member
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    Billie67 said:

    Clamp
    My peg had a clamp but it wasn't one that could be moved around to any other spot. Anyway I always made sure to clamp it but whatever I ate by mouth ended up back flowing anyhow. Just remember to flush it regularly and you shouldn't have any problems.
    Billie

    Clamp?
    No clamp for mine, as they didn't invent the clamps until early in the 20th Century, LOL. And, yes, I pretty much always had liquid showing in the first couple inches of tube near the entry point.

    kcass
  • Tim6003
    Tim6003 Member Posts: 1,514 Member
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    Kent Cass said:

    Clamp?
    No clamp for mine, as they didn't invent the clamps until early in the 20th Century, LOL. And, yes, I pretty much always had liquid showing in the first couple inches of tube near the entry point.

    kcass

    No clamp...
    normal stuff for us with no clamps :)

    Tim