Pyloric Stenosis

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Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Cycles & Processes
Grade:
9,10,11,12

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Pyloric Stenosis

Treatment

Surgery (pyloromyotomy)

Pyloric stenosis is an uncommon condition in infants that blocks food from entering the small intestine.

The causes of pyloric stenosis are unknown, but genetic and environmental factors might play a role. Pyloric stenosis usually isn't present at birth and develops afterward.

Pyloric Stenosis

Vomiting after feedingPersistent hungerStomach contractionsDehydrationWeight problems

Description

Causes

Symptoms

Diagnosis

Physical examinationsBlood testsUltrasound and X-rays

When should you see a doctor?:Projectile vomits after feedingSeems less active or unusually irritableUrinates less frequentlyIsn't gaining or losing weight

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