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Pyloroplasty—Child
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Pyloroplasty—Child Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If your child is planning to have a pyloroplasty, the 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 disorders
  • Prior surgeries in the abdomen
  • Malnutrition, or dehydration
  • Heart or lung conditions

Call Your Doctor

After your child leaves the hospital, contact the 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 your child cannot control with the medicines given
  • Pain that your child cannot control with the medicines given
  • Cough or shortness of breath
  • 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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