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What do I need to know about caring for someone with pyloric stenosis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Caring for someone with pyloric stenosis requires that you consult a physician as soon as possible. Surgery is required to cut away the thickened muscles that are blocking the opening between the stomach and the small intestine. The doctor may prescribe intravenous fluids before performing surgery to treat dehydration.

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