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How long does a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube last?

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes can last for months or years. However, because they can break down or become clogged over extended periods of time, they might need to be replaced. Your doctor can easily remove or replace a tube without sedatives or anesthesia, although your doctor might opt to use sedation and endoscopy in some cases.

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