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Can a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (peg tube) cause any breathng or coughing symptoms?

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Dr. Stephen Siegel
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: It should not

The peg tube should be placed in the stomach and should not cause respiratoyr symptoms .
The placement of the tube can be checked to insure that it is in good postion in the stomach and an chest xray can insure that there is no pneumonia. It is important to be sure to avoid overfilling the stomach with food or liquid from the tube as this could lead to vomiting and possible aspiration.

In brief: It should not

The peg tube should be placed in the stomach and should not cause respiratoyr symptoms .
The placement of the tube can be checked to insure that it is in good postion in the stomach and an chest xray can insure that there is no pneumonia. It is important to be sure to avoid overfilling the stomach with food or liquid from the tube as this could lead to vomiting and possible aspiration.
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