Symptoms start when babies are around 2 to 8 weeks old. Infants with pyloric stenosis may eat well but have these symptoms: Frequent projectile vomiting (forceful vomiting), usually within a half hour to an hour after eating. Abdominal (belly) pain.
Is pyloric stenosis painful in infants?
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.
Are babies with pyloric stenosis fussy?
A baby with pyloric stenosis may: Vomit soon after a feeding. Have a full, swollen upper belly after a feeding. Act fussy and hungry a lot of the time.
How do you soothe a baby with pyloric stenosis?
Treatment for pyloric stenosis:
After your baby is diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, he or she will be fed through intravenous (IV) fluids rather than by mouth to stop the vomiting and replace needed nutrients. To cure the condition, the treatment of choice for pyloric stenosis is a surgery called a “pyloromyotomy.”
What happens if pyloric stenosis goes untreated?
If left untreated, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis can cause: Dehydration. Electrolyte imbalance. Lethargy.
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.
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.