FAQ - Pyloric Stenosis
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Does anyone know or have any information about pyloric stenosis in newborn girls?


It is a condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract during infancy, isn't normal - it can cause your baby to vomit forcefully and often and may cause other problems such as dehydration and salt and fluid imbalances. Keep reading to understand why getting immediate treatment for pyloric stenosis is so important.

pyloric stenosis is fairly common - it affects about three out of 1,000 babies in the United States. Pyloric stenosis is about four times more likely to occur in firstborn male infants. It has also been shown to run in families - if a parent had pyloric stenosis, then an infant has up to a 20% risk of developing the condition. Pyloric stenosis occurs more commonly in Caucasian infants than in babies of other ethnic backgrounds, and affected infants are more likely to have blood type B or O.

Most infants who develop pyloric stenosis are usually between 2 weeks and 2 months of age - symptoms usually appear during or after the third week of life. It is one of the more common causes of intestinal obstruction during infancy that requires surgery.

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My son had Pyloric Stenosis, could this hurt his brain development?


When he was born, he weighed 6 pounds 4 oz. 5 weeks later he weighed 7 pounds 2oz. They said that was low for his height. he started projectile vomit most of his formula at 2 1/2 weeks of age. How bad to you think this could of affected his brain? Do you think he will have to be in Special Education classes?
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I saw lots of patients with pyloric stenosis and most had normal intelligence except one who became dean of a school of law.  (+ info)

What is pyloric stenosis?


Any experiences, how scary is it? My boyfriend had surgery because of it when he was a baby?
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The pyloric sphincter is the opening at the bottom of the stomach that allows food to move thru the stomach to the intestines etc. In the case of pyloric stenosis this opening, which is acutually a band of muscle, is either totally closed at birth or closes totally soon after. The food cannot get out of the baby's stomach and he will eventually throw it up. This is not normal spitting up but something called projectile vomiting, it will erupt with enough force to fly clear across the room.
This is not a terribly difficult thing to fix if it is caught early enough. The surgery is relatively simple and the baby will recover very quickly. The situation is less complicated if the mother is breastfeeding that way precious time is not lost trying to figure out whether or not the baby could be allergic to the formula.
The hospital stay is typically only one or two days.
I hope you don't have to deal with this tho it does run in families. If your boyfriend had it then it would be likely that his first born son would also have it. BTW, only boys get it.
I hope I have been able to help.
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can adults who've had pyloric stenosis as a child become pregnant?


i am a woman whose had pyloric stenosis as a child and was just wondering if it was possible to get pregnant
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I am no medical professional, but I don't see why not. That has nothing to do with your reproductive organs, just your digestive area.  (+ info)

my son was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis at three weeks he had the pyloromyotomy any complications?


he seems to be having symptoms of gerd or hiatel hernia just wondering if any other parents have had similar complications any info would be greatly appreciated the poor little guy is in agony half the time.
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Pyloroplasty (Pyloromyotomy) is surgery to widen the opening of the end of the pylorus, which is found in the lower portion of the stomach, so that stomach contents can empty into the duodenum (small intestine).
Pyloric stenosis is a narrowing of the pylorus, the opening of the stomach into the small intestine.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors:
Pyloric stenosis is caused by a thickening of the muscles of the pylorus. This thickening prevents the stomach from emptying into the small intestine.
The cause of the thickening is unknown, although genetic factors may play a role. Pyloric stenosis occurs more commonly in boys than in girls, and is rare in patients older than 6 months. The condition is usually diagnosed by the time a child is 6 months old.
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what is the chance of a boy to a girl getting pyloric stenosis?


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Pyloric Stenosis? need some questions answered thanks!?


i was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis at 4 wks old. wat are the chances of my children having it? shood i tell my doctor about this wen i get pregnant?
actually, my children can get it and it is inherited because i have seen sites that say my children hav a 20% chance of gettin it!
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Yeah, it can be more likely that your children get it. You CAN tell your doctor about it when you get pregnant, but he would probably shrug it off at that point. The best thing to do is watch for a lot of projectile vomiting when you have a baby. That is the biggest indicator. Best of luck!  (+ info)

Pyloric Stenosis... Can it cause infertility in later life?


I had it as a baby and was wondering if it can cause problems with being able to conceive? Many thanks.
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No link at all. After corrective surgery these individuals usually have no further problems.  (+ info)

Parents...Pyloric Stenosis, anyone dealt with it?


So I just found out my son might have Pyloric Stenosis. Anyone else dealt with this. Just need to hear some stories of succesful surgeries so I can feel better. He is just so little, it's going to be hard seeing him hooked up to IV's. Any stories?
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Not that specifically, bur my son was under general anesthesia (intubated and everything) when he was 13 months, and he fared just fine. Best wishes!  (+ info)

what are symptoms of pyloric stenosis in infants?


Most babies spit up frequently and will occasionally vomit an entire feeding. But infants with pyloric stenosis vomit frequently, often with great force. The term is called projectile vomiting. The symptoms usually develop around six weeks of age, give or take a few weeks. Males are more frequently affected than females, and there may be a positive family history. With persistent vomiting, the baby will lose weight and become dehydrated. He will lose electrolytes, especially chloride, in his vomitus. Urine output falls. Stools are sparse and poorly formed.

Diagnosis may be delayed because vomiting is such a common symptom. Until recent decades we would wait until we could feel an "olive" or small mass along the border of the right rectus muscle. The olive can be difficult to feel, and diagnosis was sometimes delayed. Nowadays, however, the diagnosis can be made earlier with great confidence using ultrasound. Sometime the infant will need intravenous fluids to restore good hydration and electrolyte balance prior to undergoing surgery. Corrective surgery is almost always successful, and the infant can be discharged in a relatively short time on regular feedings.  (+ info)

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