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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has pyloric stenosis?

My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has pyloric stenosis?

Unusual but...: Also occurs in girls. Only one significant difference will be that the offspring from an affected girl has 25 percent chance to develop pyloric stenosis. ...Read more

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Pyloric Stenosis (Definition)

A condition in which the pyloric muscle thickens and closes off the outlet to the stomach. This causes vomiting which lead to dehydration. It happens usually between two to eight weeks of age. ...Read more


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What is the chance of a new child having pyloric stenosis?

Gender/Race involved: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (hps) is more common in boy babies & white babies. There is a 1 in 300 chance of a white baby boy developing hps. It is 5 times more common in boys than girls & 5 times more common in whites than blacks. Therefore, it is most commonly seen in white baby boys & least commonly seen in black baby girls. ...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 values that correspond with the diagnosis of pyloric stenosis?

What are values that correspond with the diagnosis of pyloric stenosis?

Several: Most values are usually of a chemical or electrolyte nature. Vomiting causes losses of chloride, potassium. Hypokalemic, hypochloremia are the classis values when a blood assay is done. ...Read more

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Is it possible for pyloric stenosis to 'come back'?

Is it possible for pyloric stenosis to 'come back'?

Usually not: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (hps) in a young baby is treated with an operation called a pyloromyotomy. The hypertrophic circular pyloric muscle fibers are split to open the pylorus & allow the stomach to empty. If done well & thoroughly, hps should not return. One occasionally hears of a case of recurrent hps, but often, when looked at closely, it was an inadequate pyloromyotomy to begin with. ...Read more

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Docs with experience dealing with pyloric stenosis, how hard is it?

Pediatric surgeon: pediatric surgeons deal with pyloric stenosis every day. it is simple to diagnose and treat. needs surgery to open muscle, but hospital stay is short 1-2 days. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pyloric stenosis and hypertrophic pyloric stenosis?

What is the difference between pyloric stenosis and hypertrophic pyloric stenosis?

Same entity: Some use the optional discriptor "hypertrophic" as an add on to pyloric stenosis. Ps is by caused by an overgrowth and tightening of the muscles surrounding the pyloric region of the small intestine. As such the "hypertrophic" is a redundant term. Some do a similar thing by saying yellow jaundicde when jaundice would be sufficient. ...Read more

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Why would patients need prompt assessment for congenital pyloric stenosis?

Why would patients need prompt assessment for congenital pyloric stenosis?

So baby is safe: Most babies begin vomiting an the doc changes formulas a few times as the vomiting can be reflux. However, if it continues the repeated vomiting will lead to abnormalities in the babies chemical balance in the blood and can lead to dehydration and shock. So, early diagnosis leads to early treatment and requires less rehydration before 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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3 week old may have pyloric stenosis, but dr office closed for another day- wait or go to the hospital? Symptoms line up and going a weekish?

Pyloric stenosis: If baby is acting normal, feeding well, not acting fussy, no fevers and has been gaining wait then u can wait most physicians have answering service for after hours try calling them and if there is any doubt I'll go to ER. ...Read more

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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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My son had pyloric stenosis and had surgery on9/12/14 he now is always crying like he is in pain, wont bring up wind and only poo's every 2-3 days, ??

Recurrence risk: Although a small percentage of children treated for pyloric stenosis will develop a recurrence following surgery, the symptoms you have described are not typical of an upper GI obstruction but more of a lower one. Your pediatrician or surgeon should be advised of the new development and would most likely ask you to schedule an in person consultation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can pyloric stenosis return?

Can pyloric stenosis return?

Usually not: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) in a young baby is treated with an operation called a pyloromyotomy. The hypertrophic circular pyloric muscle fibers are split to open the pylorus & allow the stomach to empty. If done well & thoroughly, HPS should not return. One occasionally hears of a case of recurrent HPS, but often, when looked at closely, it was an inadequate pyloromyotomy to begin with. ...Read more

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What should I know about pyloric stenosis?

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 are the problems after pyloric stenosis?

What are the problems after pyloric stenosis?

Usually none: The only problem encountered is swallowing foreign body such as marble or coin. When have surgery for pyloric stensis the relative narrowing of pyloric channel persists for years. Liquids have no problem passing from stomach into duodenum. Large hard objects can hang up in stomach indefinitely. ...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?

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 is the definition or description of: pyloric stenosis?

Stomach blockage: 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. Vomiting can be forceful. ...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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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