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Is there a dr. That would be able to redo/reverse my pyloric stenosis scar? Mine goes in towards my rib area and i would like it to be less noticeable

Is there a dr. That would be able to redo/reverse my pyloric stenosis scar? Mine goes in towards my rib area and i would like it to be less noticeable

Time for consultatn: Find a local cosmetic surgeon and ask if this would be realistic.Most scars can be revised but the potential outcome will depend on a lot of individual factors in your own body. A tendency to form exaggerated or thick scars can make such a plan hard to pull off. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


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What should I know about pyloric stenosis?

Its easy to correct!: Pyloric stenosis occurs in infants between 2 weeks and 3 months of age. In this condition the muscle at the place where the stomach empties is thickened so that the food cannot pass. It is corrected with a small operation to cut the muscle. This surgery can be done laparoscopically or with a small incision above the navel. The infant can usually start eating within a few hours after surgery. ...Read more

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What should I do if i had pyloric stenosis as a baby now as an adult my stomach always hurts?

See your doctor: Having been operated on as a young baby for hypertrophic pyloric stenosis usually does not result in adult sequelae. If you are having significant abdominal or gastrointestinal problems, you should be evaluated by your primary care physician or an adult gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have corrective surgery for pyloric stenosis scar tissue?

Hope it works: Hi. What caused the scarring of the pylorus? Gastritis? Ulcers? It the corrective surgery via endoscopy (I hope!)? The issue is always that when you dilate or lyse scar tissue, it can reform. Good luck! ...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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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 are the tests for pyloric stenosis?

Ultrasound: Most common test for pyloric stenosis today is ultrasound that shows thickened elongated pyloric muscle. Standard measurements of muscle thickness are well known. A upper gastrointestinal barium study performed in fluoroscopy predated ultrasound and also was quite accurate but involves ionizing radiation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pyloric stenosis?

What are the symptoms of pyloric stenosis?

Projectile vomit: 1-2 month old who starts to vomit after meals. It progresses. Vomit after eating gets worse and more forceful. Sometimes more common in first born males. Ultrasound is diagnostic. Surgery only after the fluid balance is restored. Hope this helps. Laparoscopic surgery is common for this operation. ...Read more

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Should i be worried if i had pyloric stenosis when i was little?

Should i be worried if i had pyloric stenosis when i was little?

Probably not: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) affects babies in the first few weeks of life. After surgical correction with pyloromyotomy, babies are basically normal. They can feed fine, and the stomach empties fine. It would be very unusual for a middle-aged adult to have problems referable to having had HPS as a baby. ...Read more

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What are pyloric stenosis treatments?

Surgery: Pyloric stenosis is treated with an operation to cut the thick muscle that is causing the blockage. ...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


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