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Doctor insights on: What Happens During Pregnancy That Might Cause Pyloric Stenosis

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What causes a newborn to get pyloric stenosis?

Not always known: Pyloric stenosis can have either an environmental or a genetic cause, and when occurring together these two will raise the likelihood of occurring.Pyloric stenosis is four times more common in males. Some families have aggregate of cases in certain familiies. It's about four times more likely to occur in firstborn male infants ...Read more

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What would cause a child to develop pyloric stenosis after birth?

Pyloric stenosis: Nothing causes it, it's unfortunately one of those things that you are born with. Genes can potentially play a role. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pyloric stenosis?

Unknown: We have known how to diagnose and teat pyloric stenosis since 1904, but we still do not know the cause or how to prevent it. ...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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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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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


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