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Pyloric Stenosis (Definition)

Pyloric stenosis is when the pyloric muscle thickens and closes off the outlet to the stomach. This causes vomiting which lead to dehydration. Happens usually between 2-8 weeks of age. ...Read more


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What would cause a child to develop pyloric stenosis after birth?

Pyloric stenosis: Nothing causes it, it's unfortunately one of those things that you are born with. Genes can potentially play a role. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Does pyloric stenosis cause yellow bile in the vomit?

Does pyloric stenosis cause yellow bile in the vomit?

Not bile: Technically, there can be no bile in the emesis of a patient with pyloric stenosis. The pylorus is the muscular valve that controls exit of contents from the stomach. When the pylorus is stenotic, it is virtually closed, and the patient vomits out all gastric contents. Bile enters the GI tract in the duodenum downstream from the pylorus and stomach, so it can't be in the emesis of such a patient. ...Read more

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What causes pyloric stenosis?

Not known for sure: Causes are unknown, but some genetic and environmental factors probably. Higher rates among certain families and offspring of mothers who with pyloric stenosis.Pyloric stenosis occurs more often in males than in females.Early antibiotic use in infants and during pregnancy of mothers may play role.3 out of 1,000 babies in US.4 x more in 1st born males.If in parent then infant 20% chance ...Read more

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What is the cause of pyloric stenosis?

What is the cause of pyloric stenosis?

Unknown: We have known how to diagnose and teat pyloric stenosis since 1904, but we still do not know the cause or how to prevent it. ...Read more

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What causes a newborn to get pyloric stenosis?

Not always known: Pyloric stenosis can have either an environmental or a genetic cause, and when occurring together these two will raise the likelihood of occurring.Pyloric stenosis is four times more common in males. Some families have aggregate of cases in certain familiies. It's about four times more likely to occur in firstborn male infants ...Read more

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Can you tell me pyloric stenosis long term effects?

Usually fine: Usually once diagnosis is made and patient has surgery, pyloromyotomy the outcome is very good with resumption of normal feedings.Rarely does this condition recur. Deformity of narrow pylorus remains but surgery widens enough for liquids and chewed foods to pass.if child swallows foreign body such as coin or marble, prolonged retention in stomach occurs because exit from stomach not large enough. ...Read more

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My son was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, needs pyloromyotomy any complications?

Fortunately, rarely: Pyloric stenosis is treated with pyloromyotomy- surgery to spread the thickened muscle fibers apart and open the channel so food can exit. Complications are very uncommon but include bleeding, infection of the skin incision, perforation, incomplete opening of the muscle. Even after surgery some babies continue to have vomiting from reflux or gastritis- but overall surgery is very safe! ...Read more

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