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Mom has throat/swallowing problems. foamy saliva and daily

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mom has throat/swallowing problems. foamy saliva and spit daily
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  khagihara replied 11 months ago.

Any weight change? Can you tell me more about her problem? When did it start? Is it consistent? Is it getting worse? Does anything make it better or worse? Any other symptoms? Are you aware of anything which might have triggered it? Any medical problems? Any surgeries? Any medications? Any family medical history?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
my mom is has a PEG tube. She has had a swallowing problem for 2 years now. feeding tube since June of 2015.she only sips water and a little tea or coffee. does not EAT by mouth at all.
Expert:  khagihara replied 11 months ago.

There are many causes for throat/swallowing problems. What tests and imaging studies did she have? What did her doctor say?