(Pyloric Stenosis Repair; Pyloromyotomy)
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Reasons for Procedure
- Damage to intestines
- Hernia formation at the incision site
- Chronic diarrhea
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight.
- Your doctor may order a laxative. This will help you clean out your intestines.
- If you have diabetes, discuss your medications with your doctor.
Talk to your doctor about your medications. You may be asked to stop taking some medications up to one week before the procedure, like:
- Anti-inflammatory drugs
- Blood thinners
Description of Procedure
Immediately After Procedure
How Long Will It Take?
How Much Will It Hurt?
Average Hospital Stay
- Washing their hands
- Wearing gloves or masks
- Keeping your incisions covered
- Washing your hands often and reminding visitors and healthcare providers to do the same
- Reminding your healthcare providers to wear gloves or masks
- Not allowing others to touch your incision
Call Your Doctor
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding or any discharge from the incision site
- Persistent nausea and/or vomiting
- Pain that you cannot control with the medications you were given
- Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
- Severe abdominal pain or vomiting blood
- Dark-colored, tarry stools or blood in the stool
American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org
American Gastroenterological Association http://www.gastro.org
Canadian Association of Gastroenterology http://www.cag-acg.org
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
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- Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD
- Review Date: 11/2012 -
- Update Date: 00/12/2014 -