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    PEG staining

    My feeding tube has become stained. I think it's from coffee which I started to put through it about a week ago. Is this common? I've always flushed it well after anything going through it. I'm just surprised that the tube has discoloured.
    Each day is made easier with a bit of humour.

    #2
    I saw it on YouTube and a nurse recommended half cup of water and half teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda. I've done Stephen and it's great. Doctor from Bristol eye hospital also recommends it for eye problems.

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      #3
      Well mine has never been the same since a lamb bhuna a while back. It's never bothered me. πŸ˜„x
      Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜xx

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        #4
        Yes, Gary, completely normal for the plastic to turn a brown-yellowish colour, even without pouring coffee down it!

        I have a new button every few months and am always amazed at the 'before and after' comparisons - mind you, the internal balloon looks almost black when it's removed from my stomach, whatever goes on in there 😲
        ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
        Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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          #5
          Excuses, excuses. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„x
          Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜xx

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            #6
            I'm not as concerned as Louise, she likes to see that the tube is clear.
            Each day is made easier with a bit of humour.

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              #7
              When I think if what I have put in my stomach via normal route for years, I think a little staining is the least problem. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„x
              Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜xx

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