A few weeks ago in a telephone conversation with my mom, she mentioned that one of my sisters had been having some problems with her stomach for the last month or so. Being concerned, I called my sister directly to talk to her about what was going on.
"I don't know," she said. I'm eating a healthy diet, but for the last month or so I've had a lot of diarrhea and even some vomiting. And my stomach hurts so much after I eat that I just don't want to eat anymore."
"What are you eating?" I asked.
"You know, healthy stuff. Fruits and vegetables and high fiber bread."
I explained to her that a healthy diet isn't healthy if it's making you sick. And if it's making you sick then you have to do something to figure out what is causing the symptoms. First, change what you're eating so that you can eat and get some nourishment into your body. And second, make an appointment with a gastroenterologist to discuss the problems.
"It's especially important to see a GI...
Definition Pyloroplasty is a surgical procedure to widen the opening in the lower part of the stomach (pylorus) so that the stomach contents can empty into the small intestine ( duodenum ). The pylorus is a thick, muscular area. When it thickens, food is not able to pass through. See: Pyloric stenosis Alternative Names Pyloromyotomy; Pyloric stenosis repair; Pyloroplasty Description The surgery is done while you are under general anesthesia (asleep and pain-free). The surgeon makes a cut around the belly button or in the upper right part of the belly. If the surgery is done laparoscopically, three smaller cuts are used. The surgery involves cutting through some of the thickened muscle to relieve the narrowing (stenosis). The cut through the muscle is then closed horizontally to keep the pylorus open and allow the stomach to empty. The surgery usually takes 1 - 2 hours. Why the Procedure Is Performed Pyloric stenosis is caused by a thickened pylorus muscle. It is usually found in infants. Pyloroplas...
Eagle-Barrett syndrome; Triad syndrome; Urethral obstruction malformation sequence
Weak abdominal muscles can cause:
"Little Buddha" appearance
Delay in sitting and walking
Urinary tract problems can cause difficulty urinating.
Signs and tests
A woman who is pregnant with a baby who has prune belly syndrome may not have enough amniotic fluid (oligohydramnios). This can cause the infant to have lung problems.
An ultrasound done during pregnancy may show that the baby has a swollen bladder or enlarged kidney.
In some cases, a pregnancy ultrasound may also help determine if the baby has:
Bone/muscle (musculoskeletal) abnormalities
Stomach and intestinal problems
The following tests may be performed on the baby after birth to diagnose the condition:
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