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Can a 9 year old get gallstones

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: In the US, gallstones are typically due to diet and hereditary factors and are very, very rarely present at such a young age. However, there are some ... Read More
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Dr. James Redmann
27 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Children can get gallstones. Some blood disorders like sickle cell disease or congenital hypercholesterolemia can increase a child's risk of stone for ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Possible: Adolescents can surely develop gallstones, especially if there is a family tendency. However, unless they are symptomatic gallstones can be ignored. G ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
get sonogram: See your doctor after examination will order sonogram if indicated, gall stones can form at your age but it is not very common.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
If: It is large and is associated with a blood stream infection. It is unusual for a 4 year old to have stones unless there is an associated metabolic dis ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
YES... But: Very rare, unless associated with some systemic or metabolic disease. Detail family history is also important. Needs extensive evaluation by the ped, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Gallstones: While they may still occur, your age and gender are against the norm for them. Get evaluated by a doctor, they can evaluate your symptoms and concerns ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Chances: Some people spend their entire lives withour getting appendicitis or cholecystitis/gall stones. Depends on alot of factors
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adil Roomi
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Seek surgical input: While gallstones by themselves are not serious the pain associated with them can be. Intractable pain is a reason to have your gallbladder removed. M ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, yes, and yes.: A person of average height and musculature should be worried if he weighs 270 pounds... that's way too heavy. He should also be worried about fatty li ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Probably yes: While there is never 100% accuracy in medicine, sounds like it would be a good idea to remove the gallbladder in order to alleviate your symptoms, esp ... Read More
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