Pyloroplasty—Adult
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Pyloroplasty—Adult Side Effects and Warnings

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Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have pyloroplasty, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Damage to intestines
  • Hernia formation at the incision site
  • Chronic diarrhea

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Bleeding disorder
  • Advanced age
  • Prior surgeries in the abdomen
  • Obesity, malnutrition, or dehydration
  • Smoking
  • Cardiac or respiratory disease

Call Your Doctor

After you leave the hospital, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding or any discharge from the incision site
  • Nausea and/or vomiting that you cannot control with the medicines you were given after surgery, or which persist for more than two days after discharge from the hospital
  • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you were given
  • Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
  • Severe abdominal pain or vomiting blood
  • Dark-colored, tarry stools or blood in the stool

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.

 
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