Hi there. I had a gj feeding tube placed 2 weeks ago and I am having a lot of pain especially when I breath in deep. The pain is under my rib cage around to the back and left shoulder. I saw my GI doctor today and had the T tacks removed. Hopefully, having these removed will help somewhat eventually. The pain is not new but is worse. An x-ray was taken today and the placement of the tubes appears to be good. I also have an outlet obstruction and a sluggish colon. Constipation has been a problem of mine for a long time but is getting worse. I am now on 24 mcg of Amitiza twice a day with Mrilax 2-4 times daily. Even with this i still need to use a Fleet enema to get things started. I got the feeding tube because I haven't been able to eat or drink enough. I had lost quite a bit of weight and kept getting dehydrated. The feeding tube is helping with this but not sure if the pain is worth it. I am now taking pain meds, which cause constipation. It seems as though every time i try something to help one problem it aggrivates another one. Today my Gi doctor had mentioned that one day an ileostomy may be needed.
I would appreciate any thoughts on this matter. Thank you.