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Is pyloric stenosis serious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Pyloric stenosis can be a serious condition if left untreated. Pyloric stenosis makes it difficult for food to pass from the stomach to the small intestine. This blockage leads to forceful vomiting, which can result in an electrolyte imbalance and dehydration. For some infants, pyloric stenosis can lead to jaundice.

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