What are the side effects of having a feeding tube?

Side effects of having a feeding tube include things like redness or pain around the stoma, stomach pain, going to the toilet a lot, or feeling sick. If people with a feeding tube notice any problems or if there are changes to their body, they need to tell their doctor. Having a feeding tube might also make people feel different from those around them.

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