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Best thing i've come up with from projectile vomiting is pyloric stenosis. is that the only cause?

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Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
Pediatrics 18 years experience
No: The term projectile vomiting has been most commonly associated with pyloric stenosis but it is only a descriptive phrase for forceful vomiting. Many things can also cause forceful vomiting. It depends on age of patient, symptoms associated, fever, etc. Pyloric stenosis is typically in infants < 1 m old, 1st born males and is a progressive non bilious vomiting that leads to electrolyte imbalance.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
No: There are other causes. Pylori spasm, peptic ulcer disease, gastroparesis to name a few.
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
For infants.: For infants under 3 months of age, pyloric stenosis is a common cause of projectile vomiting. Other causes may include severe gastroesophageal reflux and intestinal obstruction.

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