If a patient is suspected by a doctor with the complaints of vomiting stagnant or putrid contents, weight loss, increased peristalsis, etc may be prone to disease of pyloric stenosis. Sometimes, in the beginning stage these symptoms may be limited in few cases and it is unable to reveal the characteristics of this disease. In the decompensate stage, it can be quite severe. The doctor evaluates the patient’s general condition of the stomach pyloric stenosis.
This disease can be revealed even by conducting a general inspection of skin. Because of the large loss of fluid, skin becomes dry and loses its neutrality, mucous membranes of the mouth, tongue also become dry. By checking these symptoms on examination, the abdomen is often detected visually enhanced motility of the stomach, pylorus contoured; it’s a symptom of the so-called “hourglass”. On palpation (palpation), stomach doctor can determine the patient an increased pyloric stenosis pyloric part of stomach. Also, palpation, and jerky movements in the projection of the stomach on an empty stomach can reveals splashing of gastric contents.
- Blood Test: There are several methods to diagnose this disease. A blood test is also considered one of the diagnosis methods for this Pyloric Stenosis. In general, the study of blood can be observed signs of thickening (increasing the relative amount of red blood cells and haemoglobin) due to fluid loss. In this disease biochemical composition of blood plasma get changed, there are electrolyte-protein changes (changes in potassium, chloride, sodium, calcium and other elements).
- X-Ray: This method is widely used “X-ray with contrast”. In this method, a barium suspension is given to the patient, and at regular intervals X-ray shoots are repeated shots, which are judged on the progress of gastric contents. In severe forms of stenosis of the pylorus indicated a long delay of barium in the stomach, an increase in the size of the stomach can also be observed by this.
- Electrocardiography: It reveals impaired heart function, mainly due to deficiency of potassium ions. For more information about the state of the pylorus and internal organs a doctor may take the patient with an ultrasound.