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Pyloric Stenosis (Overview)

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.


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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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Pyloric Stenosis (Overview)

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.


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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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Managing Spinal Stenosis (Checklist)

Use NSAIDs for relief
Daily
Get an Xray/MRI if not better in 6 weeks
Once
See a spine specialist if not better in 6 weeks
Once
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Are there any important lab tests that will help diagnose pyloric stenosis?

Are there any important lab tests that will help diagnose pyloric stenosis?

No: Although lab tests can help with the diagnosis, the actual diagnosis is made on history, physical exam and nowadays on ultrasound. Lab tests help determine how severely dehydrated the child is. ...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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Does anyone here know anything about pyloric stenosis?

Yes: Pyloric stenosis is a problem that occurs in infants from 2-12 weeks of age. It is a blockage at the outlet of the stomach caused by thickened muscle. It is easily corrected with an operation to cut this muscle. ...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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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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What are treatments for pyloric stenosis?

What are treatments for pyloric stenosis?

Hydration + surgery: If you are talking about a young infant with hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, the first part of treatment is IV hydration to correct any dehydration present. Once the baby is well-hydrated, he/she undergoes operation, a pyloromyotomy, in which the hypertrophic pyloric muscle fibers are cut so that the stomach can empty properly. The operation can be done openly or laparoscopically. ...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