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Pyloric Stenosis


Pyloric stenosis is a condition that causes narrowing of the pylorus. The pylorus is the muscular opening at the lower end of the stomach that connects to the intestines. Narrowing prevents food from moving from the stomach to the intestines. The cause is not known.

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Seek care immediately if:

  • Your baby is vomiting and cannot keep any liquids down.
  • Your baby has new or worsening signs of dehydration:
    • Dry mouth or cracked lips
    • Fast heartbeat or breathing
    • More irritable or fussy than usual
    • Urinating little or not at all
    • Sunken eyes or fontanels (soft spot on the top of the head)

Call your baby's doctor if:

  • Your baby has a fever.
  • Your baby's vomit contains blood, or material that looks like coffee grounds.
  • You have questions or concerns about your baby's condition or care.

Feed your baby as directed:

Feed your baby as much and as often as directed by his or her healthcare provider.

Follow up with your baby's doctor as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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