How do I know if my baby has pyloric stenosis?

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asked Sep 9 in Baby/Newborn by aviersmit (1,110 points)
How do I know if my baby has pyloric stenosis?

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answered Sep 9 by Gingervitis (1,770 points)
Dehydration and Vomiting is a common symptom and sign of a baby having pyloric stenosis.

The most common symptoms noted in a baby with pyloric stenosis is forceful, projectile vomiting.

This kind of vomiting is different from a "wet burp" that a baby may have at the end of a feeding.

Large amounts of breast milk or formula are vomited, and may go several feet across a room.

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

Normally, a muscular valve (pylorus) between the stomach and small intestine holds food in the stomach until it is ready for the next stage in the digestive process.

The condition of Pyloric Stenosis is a condition in which the opening between the stomach and small intestine thickens.

Pyloric stenosis occurs most often in babies under six months.

In this condition, the pylorus muscles block food from entering the small intestine. It occurs more often in males.

Pyloric stenosis can lead to forceful vomiting, dehydration, and weight loss. Babies with this condition may seem to always be hungry.

Pyloric stenosis can be fixed with surgery.

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