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Pyloric Stenosis Vomit Color
Best thing i've come up with from projectile vomiting is pyloric stenosis. Is that the only cause?
Not bile: Technically, there can be no bile in the emesis of a patient with pyloric stenosis. The pylorus is the muscular valve that controls exit of contents from the stomach. When the pylorus is stenotic, it is virtually closed, and the patient vomits out all gastric contents. Bile enters the GI tract in the duodenum downstream from the pylorus and stomach, so it can't be in the emesis of such a patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 8 week old has been projectile vomiting for a few weeks, we took him doctors to be told it was possibly gastroenteritis. It's still going so we took him hospital who checked for pyloric stenosis as all his symptoms fit. But it's also not that. They are
Follow up: Continue to address the problem until you have an answer. Have his growth and particularly his weight followed to see if he is thriving. If his weight is increasing you have more time to,sort this out. If he is loosing weight then it becomes more urgent. All the best. ...Read more
Can a toddler have pyloric stenosis? My 3 yr old vomits when she is resting. This happens for weeks after having a virus or flu like issue.
Rare, but...: I have never heard of true pyloric stenosis in a 3 year old, where the actual pyloric muscle gets to big for its own good and blocks the outlet from the stomach. However, ther are a number of conditions that can cause the area of the outlet of the stomach to swell and then block the flow of stomach contents into the small intestine, mimicking pyloric stenosis. Need to talk to doc or peds GI doc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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