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    PEG replacement

    Hello Folks, this is my first post so please bear with me. I have a question I’d like to ask.
    My partner Elaine has had a PEG since August 2018 but it has now deteriorated to the extent it must be replaced. She is suffering from gastric leakage and the site around the PEG is red, excoriated and extremely sore.
    The 3 options I’ve been made aware of are:

    1) cut the outside feeding tube off and then push in the current PEG. The inside part of the PEG would then be then passed out of the body naturally. A tube would then be pushed through the existing hole and a balloon inflated on the inside
    2) endoscopic replacement under sedation
    3) endoscopic replacement under general anaesthetic

    I really would appreciate anyone’s thoughts on the above. I’m on my own and don’t have anyone to talk to about this.

    Thank you.

    I think you posted this twice Mike - my response on other post!
    Husband Albert diagnosed PMA Feb 21