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What increases my risk for pyloric stenosis?

Your child's risk of developing pyloric stenosis increases between the ages of a few weeks and five months. White babies and males, particularly the firstborn, are at highest risk. Rarely, an older child who has other uncommon disorders or a peptic ulcer may develop pyloric stenosis.

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