|Your feeding tube is clogged.||You may not be using enough water when you flush your tube. You may not be flushing your feeding tube often enough.||Use a syringe filled with warm water to flush your tube. Gently massage your tube to help remove the clog. If massaging does not remove the clog, call your doctor.|
|You accidentally removed your feeding tube.||Your balloon lost air, or your tube got caught on something.||Immediately call your doctor and go to the hospital emergency room. Take your feeding tube with you.|
|Fluid is leaking around your tube.||Your tube pulled away from your abdomen wall, or your stoma got bigger.||Call your doctor.|
|The area around your stoma is red or painful.||You could be having an allergic reaction to your tube, or your stomach contents may be leaking.
Note: You may have an infection or may be getting one.
|Clean the stoma site according to your doctor’s instructions, watch your symptoms closely, and call your doctor.|
|The length of the feeding tube changed.||Your tube or bolster may have moved out of position.||Call your doctor. Your doctor may recommend that you stop feeding, tape the tube to your skin, and come in to your doctor’s office for a replacement feeding tube.|
Tell your doctor or another healthcare professional immediately if you have any of these problems: