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Adaptor on G-tube Keeps Breaking Off

I have had a gastrojejunostomy feeding tube for more than five years. I had a problem with the adaptor on the G-tube breaking off, causing leakage from stomach acid and irritating the skin. My physician and I worked together trying to think of a solution so I would not have to have the whole G-J tube replaced. We came up with some unique ideas that have worked well and prevented a tube replacement (so far!).

1. Using an eraser cap that is intended for the end of a pencil.
2. Using the black rubber cap that goes on the end of an eye-dropper (the part that you squeeze).
Weird as these ideas sound, they work. I recommend the eye-dropper caps especially, because they last longer (and therefore need to be replaced less often) than the erasers.

Carol Pelissier
280 Elgin Ave.
Manchester, NH 03104
(603) 625-2362

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5/6/2017
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Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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