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Experience:  MBBS/FCPS(Internal medicine/cardiology) MRCP(R) U.K
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When a j tube is continually leaking bile and skin is

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when a j tube is continually leaking bile and skin is extremely irritated, is there a would specialist with answer. We have had Virginia Mason, Capital medical center, Home care, and others contacted with no improvement. Jerry had Chemo last Friday resulting in even greater issues. The skin around the J Tube is also bleeding.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.S.A.Alam replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for your question, first thing is that he need to get his blood platelets checked as bleeding is possibly due to low clotting levels in the blood. skin around the bile leakage area can be helped with sudo cream or zinc oxide paste. This should be applied on the skin after cleaning it. This makes skin sooth and smooth.