Pyloric stenosis

What is Pyloric stenosis?

Pyloric stenosis is a narrowing of the pylorus, the opening from the stomach into the small intestine. In pyloric stenosis, the muscles of the pylorus are thickened. This prevents the stomach from emptying into the small intestine. The cause of the thickening is unknown, although genetic factors may play a role. Children of parents who had pyloric stenosis are more likely to have this condition.

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Hello, for the past 8 months I have been throwing up, nauseated every morning, weight loss of 20 lbs. I'm weak and have a hard time eating. I have...

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Pyloric stenosis is a very likely possibility

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i have an 8 month old son. he is having problems with constipation and we think reflux. he had no problems up until 6 weeks ago! at 6 weeks old he...

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Hi..if there is recent change in the diet habits then it can lead to reflux and constipation.I.would suggest increased fluid intake. Post surgical...

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As an infant I was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis; my mother was a nurse and refused to have me surgically treated. Family stories are that I...

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Infantile pylori stenosis is most commonly due to hypertrophy of the sphicter muscle and presents with recurrent...

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