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pyloric stenosis
Is it possible that pyloric stenosis is induced by trauma?  In other words, a three month old infant within 24 hours of a car accident where the car seat went flying into the dashboard of a vehicle suddenly developed into pyloric stenosis.  is it possible that it was caused by the accident?
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[What causes pyloric stenosis?
The exact cause of pyloric stenosis is not known. The condition likely develops for more than one reason. In some cases, pyloric stenosis may be passed down through families (inherited), or a baby may have the problem as part of another genetic condition. Antibiotics, such as erythromycin, given to a baby within the first 2 weeks of life may slightly increase his or her chances for developing pyloric stenosis. But it is very unlikely that taking antibiotics would by itself cause pyloric stenosis.

In the past, pyloric stenosis was considered a birth defect. Now there is some evidence that it develops after birth.]

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[What causes pyloric stenosis?
The exact cause of pyloric stenosis is not known. The condition likely develops for more than one reason. In some cases, pyloric stenosis may be passed down through families (inherited), or a baby may have the problem as part of another genetic condition. Antibiotics, such as erythromycin, given to a baby within the first 2 weeks of life may slightly increase his or her chances for developing pyloric stenosis. But it is very unlikely that taking antibiotics would by itself cause pyloric stenosis.

In the past, pyloric stenosis was considered a birth defect. Now there is some evidence that it develops after birth.]

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HI...sorry for the double post....the info on the prior post is from the web.....I also wanted to welcome you to the GERD forum.

I hope other's that may jave a bit more experience with this will add a comment.

Please update us on the progress of this condition

"selma"
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In reading fairly widely, I have never come across trauma causing pyloric stenosis in a 3 month old. However, a baby this age can still develop pyloric stenosis for other reasons, though it's near the end of the age range that can develop the infantile form, and at this age it can usually be managed by care and/or medication rather than surgery.  Prenatal stress in the mother has been linked to the risk factors in developing PS also.
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