The obstruction in end portion of stomach which is called pyloric end of stomach. It is an uncommon condition which affects the infant just after birth and symptoms appear after one to two days after birth.
Signs and symptoms of pyloric stenosis include:
- Stomach contractions
- Failure to thrive
- Projectile vomiting
- Dehydration due to nutritional deficiency
- Weight gaining problem
- Change in bowel movement
The exact cause of this condition is still unknown. But it may assume that there are many factors which play the role like environmental and genetic factors. Premature birth also plays the key role in pyloric stenosis.
After taking history and conducting physical examination your doctor recommends the following tests:
- X-ray of abdomen
- Blood test to rule out the infection and sepsis
- Ultrasound of abdomen
There is no any medicine to treat the pyloric stenosis only surgical procedure cure this condition. Pyloromyotomy is a surgical procedure to treat the pyloric stenosis through laproscope.