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How long does vomiting associated with pyloric stenosis last?

How long does vomiting associated with pyloric stenosis last?

Till after surgery: Once pyloric stenosis is surgically corrected the baby can resume feeding several hours after surgery. Vomiting should be cured unless infant is overfed. ...Read more

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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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How long does forceful vomiting associated with pyloric stenosis last?

Until repaired: Usually forceful vomiting is due to the obstruction caused by the pyloric stenosis. It will be present until the stenois is relieved by surgery. ...Read more

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How long will the scar for pyloric stenosis last?

How long will the scar for pyloric stenosis last?

Forever: Like any scar from surgery, this scar is permanent. In some patients, this scar will elongate with advancing age, but not in everyone. ...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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How long does it normally take to realize that a baby has pyloric stenosis?

How long does it normally take to realize that a baby has pyloric stenosis?

Varies: Pyloric stenosis often causes projectile vomiting, forceful ejection of milk or formula up to several feet away. Vomiting occurs within 30 minutes after baby eats. Vomiting may be mild at first and gradually become more severe as the pylorus opening narrows.Can take days to sometimes week or so. ...Read more

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Does pyloric stenosis lead to a long term eating disorder?

Does pyloric stenosis lead to a long term eating disorder?

See below: Pyloric stenosis is one of the few medical causes that are ruled out before a diagnosis of an eating disorder is made. Having pyloric stenosis can result in a person losing weight like someone with anorexia but doesn't have the behavioral problems. ...Read more

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Why do only male children get pyloric stenosis?

Not quite accurate: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (hps) occurs in girl babies, too, but it is 5 times more common in boys than girls. It is also 5 times more common in whites than blacks. So, the most common baby with hps is a white boy baby. No one really knows why. It probably has some genetic basis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about pyloric stenosis?

Can you tell me anything about pyloric stenosis?

Somethings: Approximately 95% of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis cases are diagnosed in those aged 3-12 weeks. It is more common in first-born white males. It also has predominance in children of affected parents (as many as 7%).More males than females.Marked hypertrophy and hyperplasia of the 2 muscular layers of the pylorus occurs, leading to narrowing of the gastric antrum and elongation of pylorus. ...Read more

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What are some possible complications after pyloric stenosis?

Usually few, if any: Pyloric stenosis surgery very seldom has complications. Generic complications can occur, such as wound infection or minor scarring. The key problem to recognize and fix during the operation is perforation of the duodenal mucosa. One cuts thru the thickened pyloric muscle fibers to open up the outlet of the stomach, but if one cuts all the way into the lumen, it must be recognized and repaired. ...Read more

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Can pyloric stenosis be fatal?

Very rare: Pyloric stenosis can be corrected in most cases, condition is serious. Infants who are not diagnosed quickly are at increased risk for developing further stomach irritation, dehydration, and electrolyte loss. They may experience shock (extremely low blood pressure), malnutrition, and stunted growth. Death from pyloric stenosis is rare, but can occur if symptoms continue for too long. ...Read more

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Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


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Stenosis (Definition)

Constriction or narrowing of something - duct, artery, passage way such as the outlet of the stomach into the small ...Read more