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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)

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 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 is my pyloric stenosis scar red?

Why is my pyloric stenosis scar red?

Depends: Several factors may affect the color of a scar. Sun exposure especially if summertime and located in area likely to get sun such as abdomen . Irritation, medications are just a few. Usually it is transient and benign in nature. Is scar hypertrophic? ...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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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