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My husband is fed via a tube into his jegennum. He has had this since 2001. Just lately

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My husband is fed via a tube into his jegennum.
He has had this since 2001. Just lately he has almost continually the feeling of nausea which is very debilitating. HUe cannot be sick because he hasn't got a oesophagus. Have you any ideas what is causing [email protected]
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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the vagus nerve which runs from the brain down to the small bowel can cause symptoms of nausea if the vagus nerve is irritated any where along its path

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so having a feeding tube in the jejunum could be irritating the vagus nerve and causing nausea.

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he might have a mass in the brain, that can cause nausea as well.

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he might need something stronger than metocloperamide to help with nausea.

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he might need zofran or odansatron to help with nausea.

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or kytril

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there are stronger medications to help with nausea.

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kytril is called granisetron

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Thank you we will go down your path with our doctor

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he could be having scar tissue in his abdomen around his small bowel pressing on the vagus nerve causing nausea.

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you are welcome

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I hope you get his nausea under better control

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sometimes ginger or ginger tea into the J tube along with his feedings can help decrease nausea.

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let me know if you have other questions.

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Thankyou for your help

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