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Dr Hayat, Consultant Internal and Critical Care Medicine
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Could you tell me what size Naso gastric tube is needed for

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Could you tell me what size Naso gastric tube is needed for a teenager?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No. Its research i am doing. The chart sizes given inline seem incorrect
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I need to know about diameter sizes too. Risks etc.
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I need to know the length of yhe nasogastric tube and the fr diameter size too for someone between the age of 18 - 22 yrs
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 11 days ago.

Hi Dr Hayat here..Size 16F is good for a teenager..And length of 60cm at the nostril..

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I got a size 14 and length 90cm. Can i still use this as it looks very big.
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 11 days ago.

It can be used...90 cm is the total length..it goes in till 60 only..rest stays out..

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Thank you so much
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 11 days ago.

Pleasure.  Take care.