Pyloric Stenosis: What Is It And How Common Is It?

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Jessenia Lleras, whose daughter was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, and Dr. Larry Scherzer, a pediatrician at the UConn Health Center, talk about the symptoms and treatment for pyloric stenosis, a narrowing of the opening from the stomach into the small intestine and can cause vomiting, abdominal pain and constant hunger.

Treatment of pyloric stenosis involves surgery to split the overdeveloped muscles that are causing the blockage. Surgery usually provides complete relief of any symptoms.

Lleras’ daughter, Leona, was less than two months old when she started having symptoms of pyloric stenosis. She was rapidly losing weight and was dehydrated. But after surgery, she is now a healthy 2-year-old and doing well.

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