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How long does vomiting associated with pyloric stenosis last?

How long does vomiting associated with pyloric stenosis last?

Till after surgery: Once pyloric stenosis is surgically corrected the baby can resume feeding several hours after surgery. Vomiting should be cured unless infant is overfed. ...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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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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Does pyloric stenosis cause yellow bile in the vomit?

Does pyloric stenosis cause yellow bile in the vomit?

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 more

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How long does forceful vomiting associated with pyloric stenosis last?

Until repaired: Usually forceful vomiting is due to the obstruction caused by the pyloric stenosis. It will be present until the stenois is relieved by surgery. ...Read more

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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

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

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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 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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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