I Had An Operation For Pyloric Stenosis

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    Youngest Baby Girl...

    I had an operation back in 1992 when I was around 2 and a half weeks old. At the time, I was the youngest baby girl in the UK to have the operation my parents were told. Prior to the operation I was projectile vomitting and lost a vast amount of weight. I was rushed into...
    ceebs2901 ceebs2901
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 17, 2012

    I Am A Girl And I Had Pyloric Stenosis

    Apparantly its rarer for a girl to have it. I can't believe there is a group for this :) I've seen some pictures of some verticle scars that are really quite large. Mine is small and horizontal. It is easily covered. Before I hit puberty, I was skinnier and my scar was just a...
    weird000 weird000
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 28, 2010

    Pyloric Stenosis

    I am a 45 yo female and had PS surgery at 3 weeks old. I have a 3" half moon shaped scar on my right side. It is very thin and flat and not very noticable. Every new doctor that I see always asks when I had my gallbladder removed. They are typically surprised when I tell them...
    aaa6785 aaa6785
    46-50, F
    Mar 23, 2013

    Saved by an accident

    A simple surgical technique that was discovered by an accident only a few decades earlier saved my life back in 1945. Before 1912, babies who started to projectile vomit would most likely die from malnutrition and dehydration. Yuck at any time, terrible for new (often first...
    Groffy Groffy
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2008

    My Son

    hi everyone my son is now 2 yo and he had surgery at 4 weeks old his scars are so little i myself can barley see them at all the surgens cut his belly button open which when the sewed it back i cant even tell he also has a very very tiny cut right below each of his bottom ribs. i...
    lnf4110 lnf4110
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2012

    Contrary to the Doctor's Beliefs...

    I had my operation for pyloric stenosis when I was only three weeks old.   I still don't know an aweful lot about it.  I know a fair bit about the condition itself, but my parents have never really shared the story about what it was like for them.  What they did...
    Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Nov 1, 2008

    Pyloric Stenosis

    My grandson had surgery on Monday for this condition.  Two small scars and one small scar at belly button. Went to hospital very sick and is now gaining weight and not crying in pain nearly so much.  Poor baby.  He is only five weeks old and I am so grateful for the internet...
    pmich pmich
    61-65
    May 9, 2012

    Pyloric Stenosis Surgery Scar

    I"m 45 ..male...had pyloric stenosis surgery at 6-weeks.   Still have a sizeable scar ...4" on right.        Like to see what other scars look like.
    pyloricstenosis pyloricstenosis
    41-45, M
    41 Responses Jul 13, 2008

    After This Surgery, I've Had Somach Problems My Whole Life

    At  six weeks i had pyloric stenosis. After that I was fine. I never could handle gravies and the like. Now, I'm 17 and i seem to have stomach problems all the time.  I never know when it will happen and can't narrow it down to any particular foods. My doctors don't...
    mlm9858 mlm9858
    16-17
    1 Response Nov 8, 2010
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