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The pylorus is the part of the stomach that connects to the small intestine. Pyloric stenosis is a condition in which a baby's pylorus gets thick and swollen. This keeps food from moving through the stomach to the intestine.
The surgeon widened the area so food can pass through. Your child will recover quickly and probably will not have any long-term problems.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for your child to recover. But each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to help your child get better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Watch closely for any changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if:
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Current as of: March 22, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Brad W. Warner MD - Pediatric Surgery
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