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What are the symptoms of pyloric stenosis in adults?

What are the symptoms of pyloric stenosis in adults? Conclusion: Adult Idiopathic hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (AIHPS) is a rare disease which is also underreported due to a difficulty in diagnosis. The most common symptoms of AIHPS are postprandial nausea, vomiting, early satiety, and epigastric pain as seen in our patient.

Can the pyloric sphincter be repaired?

Pyloroplasty involves cutting through and removing some of the pyloric sphincter to widen and relax the pylorus. This makes it easier for food to pass into the duodenum. In some cases, the pyloric sphincter is entirely removed.

What happens if pyloric stenosis goes untreated?

This narrowing inhibits food from passing into the small intestine and causes the infant to vomit. If left untreated, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis can cause: Dehydration.

Does pyloric stenosis come on suddenly?

Signs of pyloric stenosis usually appear within three to five weeks after birth. Pyloric stenosis is rare in babies older than 3 months. Signs include: Vomiting after feeding.

Is pyloric stenosis an emergency?

Emergency Department Care

Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) may be described as a medical emergency or a medical urgency based on how early in the course the patient presents.

What happens if you don’t treat pyloric stenosis?

If left untreated, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis can cause: Dehydration. Electrolyte imbalance. Lethargy.

What happens if the pyloric sphincter stays open?

When the pyloric valve doesn’t work properly, food stays in the stomach, and symptoms such as bloating, nausea, vomiting, reflux can occur. Eventually, if food can not get absorbed, weight loss occurs.

What foods relax the pyloric sphincter?

Peppermint, garlic and onions relax the lower esophageal sphincter causing acid reflux. Fatty, spicy or fried foods relax the lower esophageal sphincter as well as delay stomach emptying and therefore cause acid reflux.

At what age does pyloric stenosis present?

The thickening of the pylorus starts to happen in the weeks after birth. Pyloric stenosis symptoms usually start when the baby is 2 to 8 weeks old. But it can take up to five months for the symptoms to become apparent.

Is pyloric stenosis painful?

Despite vomiting, a baby with pyloric stenosis is usually hungry again soon after vomiting and will want to eat. It’s important to know that even with the vomiting, the baby might not seem to be in great pain or at first look very ill.

How do they fix pyloric stenosis?

A minimally invasive approach to abdominal surgery, called laparoscopy is generally the first choice of surgery for pyloric stenosis. To perform laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon inserts a rigid tube (called a trocar) into the abdominal cavity through a small incision (cut).

Is pyloric stenosis life threatening?

Discussion. This is a case re-affirming that infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) can present with severe electrolyte abnormalities and can be a medical emergency as seen in this patient.

Does pyloric stenosis always require surgery?

Pyloric stenosis is always treated with surgery, which almost always cures the condition permanently. The operation, called a pyloromyotomy, divides the thickened outer muscle, while leaving the internal layers of the pylorus intact.

Can pyloric stenosis cause reflux?

Be sure to talk with your pediatrician about your baby’s symptoms. Pyloric stenosis can be confused with reflux (frequent spit up) or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which the contents of the stomach come back up and cause symptoms such as spit up, irritability, and poor weight gain.

Can pyloric stenosis go away on its own?

Pyloric stenosis needs to be treated. It won’t improve on its own. Your child will need surgery called pyloromyotomy. During this surgery, which can be done laparoscopically, a surgeon will cut through part of the thickened muscle in order to restore a pathway for food and liquid to pass through.

Can you live without a pyloric sphincter?

Gastrectomies that result in removal of the pylorus/plyroic valve can allow food to move into the upper part of the small intestine (the duodenum) very rapidly. The absence of the pyloric valve combined with removal of the stomach (resulting in no “storage area ” for digestion) can cause “dumping syndrome”.

What relaxes the pyloric sphincter?

Given intravenously, metoclopramide has a good effect on relaxing the spasmodic pyloric sphincter and is thus of help on endoscopic examination of the duodenal bulb and the duodenum in general.

Can pyloric stenosis be treated without surgery?

Nonsurgical treatment for infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis with atropine sulfate, either intravenous or oral, is an alternative in the rare case that general anesthesia or surgery is contraindicated.

Can pyloric stenosis come back?

Pyloric stenosis should not happen again after a pyloromyotomy. If your baby still has symptoms weeks after the surgery, there might be another medical problem, such as gastritis or GER, so let your doctor know right away.

Is pyloric stenosis a birth defect?

Pyloric stenosis is a birth defect. This means that your child is born with it. This condition may run in some families.

Is pyloric stenosis fatal?

Death from infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis is rare and unexpected. The reported mortality rate is very low and usually results from delays in diagnosis with eventual dehydration and shock.

Why is pyloric stenosis more common in males?

WHAT’S KNOWN ON THIS SUBJECT: Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis is 5 times more common in male infants. The male hormone testosterone is known to induce muscle hypertrophy, and the testosterone levels are several-fold higher in male infants than female infants.

How do you rule out pyloric stenosis?


  1. Blood tests to check for dehydration or electrolyte imbalance or both.
  2. Ultrasound to view the pylorus and confirm a diagnosis of pyloric stenosis.
  3. X-rays of your baby’s digestive system, if results of the ultrasound aren’t clear.

What’s the difference between reflux and pyloric stenosis?

Pyloric stenosis, is far less common than GERD. It occurs when, the valve at the bottom of the stomach grows so tight, that liquid in the stomach comes shooting back up. The classic thing with pyloric stenosis is projectile vomiting, where the vomit shoots out forcefully away from the body.

What are the long term effects of pyloric stenosis?

There are no long-term effects. Recurrence of HPS is extremely rare with only a one percent chance. The rare baby with recurrent pyloric stenosis is still expected to have a normal gastro-intestinal tract long term, but may need additional surgery or nutritional therapy to recover.



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