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Getting an NG Tube

Children's Mercy patient with NG tube

What to Expect: NG Tube

Some kids need to get a nasogastric (NG) tube so that special liquid or food can be put down thetube and into their body.

A NG tube is a thin, soft tube that goes into your nose, down the back of your throat and into your stomach. When the tube is put in, it may feel very uncomfortable, but it is usually quick. The tube will go in easier if you are as relaxed as possible. The NG tube is usually held in place by a piece of tape.