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Can a 9 year old get gallstones?

Can a 9 year old get gallstones?

Yes: Children can get gallstones. Some blood disorders like sickle cell disease or congenital hypercholesterolemia can increase a child's risk of stone formation. The treatment is usually the same as for adults, namely laparoscopic cholecystectomy or gallbladder removal. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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Can a 14 year old get appendix?

Can a 14 year old get appendix?

Appendix: Almost everyone is born with an appendix, and your 14 year old friend certainly would have an appendix. You may be wondering if any person with an appendix can get appendicitis and the answer is yes. ...Read more

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How can a 9 years old develop depression?

How can a 9 years old develop depression?

Anyone can develop : It is particularly unfortunate when children have depression. A family history of depression may mean the child was genetically likely to develop the disorder. Other major factors include their environment. Family life, friendships, academics, etc. Poor self-esteem, negativity and hopelessness, irritability, withdraw are signs of depression in children. It's highly treatable w/ psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me can a 13 year old get a gastric bypass?

Can you tell me can a 13 year old get a gastric bypass?

Doubt it: I have heard of some bariatric centers offering some weight control surgery to kids as young as 16, but not younger. These limits are subject to change over time as the treatment standards evolve. ...Read more

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A 28 year old female caucasion. I have to have abdominal hernia surgery. How can I get over this fear?

A 28 year old female caucasion. I have to have abdominal hernia surgery. How can I get over this fear?

Common: Hernia surgery is a very common & safe surgical procedure. It is also common and normal to have a degree of fear or concern for surgery. Think about what is worrying you and discuss these concerns with your surgeon. Your doctor can help answer your questions & alleviate your concerns. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 9 stone overweight for a 13 yr old boy?

Need help. Is 9 stone overweight for a 13 yr old boy?

It depends: Upon your height. 9 stones are 126 pounds which would be normal for most 13 year olds, but excessive for someone who is very, very short. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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How could a 15 year old girl get treated for lordosis?

How could a 15 year old girl get treated for lordosis?

Exercise: Hyperlordosis usually results from muscle imbalance, excessive abdominal fat and pregnancy. As a teenager, I am recommending that if overweight, a weight reduction program in association with exercise may help. Specific exercises to strengthen the hip extensors and stretching of the hip flexors should do the job. Abdominal strengthening should be a part of your program, but not essential. ...Read more

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How can I treat gastro in 9 month old baby?

How can I treat gastro in 9 month old baby?

Keep hydrated: Continue baby's breast milk or formula, he may tolerate smaller amounts at a time if he is vomiting. Watch for at least 3 wet diapers a day. A cotton ball can be useful if he's having watery stools to distinguish stool from urine. Limit his "P fruits" like peaches, pears and prunes, as these may worsen diarrhea. Studies show the sooner babies get back to regular diet, the sooner it resolves. ...Read more

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How could a heart murmur in a 22 year old go undetected?

How could a heart murmur in a 22 year old go undetected?

Murmur: If the murmur was just heard recently, it may not have been present for very long. That fact that you have a murmur now does not mean you had a murmur last year. Do you have heart disease, or an innocent murmur? ...Read more

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How can I best take care of a 90 year old woman that needs a hip replacement?

How can I best take care of a 90 year old woman that needs a hip replacement?

Hip replacement: Thr age dosent matter health does some 90year olds are healthier than me. ...Read more

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How best to get rid of a 9 month old baby's cough?

How best to get rid of a 9 month old baby's cough?

No medications: Please do not give any medications to your 9 month old. While it has been common practice in the past, and physicians often recommended drugs for cough and cold, recent studies have shown they do not help and may in fact cause harm. No child under 2 years old should take any cough/cold meds, including over the counter. Keep child hydrated, humidify air, and if it persists get evaluated for cause. ...Read more

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How to cure wheezing problems in a 9 yr old child?

How to cure wheezing problems in a 9 yr old child?

Eliminate the cause: Dr.Ferdows's answer is correct. But another road is to determine what triggers the attack, such as infections, allergies, excercise, cold air, irritants such as cigarrette smoke, and eliminate exposure to them. ...Read more

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How can high bilirubin in a 15 year old be treated?

Depends: This would depend on the cause of the high bilirubin. There are many causes, including a benign form called gilbert disease which requires no treatment. I would encourage you to speak with the patient's physician about causes of the abnormal test and treatment options. ...Read more

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What could a women aged over 90 years old with kidney stones do ? And is a surgery safe for her ?

What could a women aged over 90 years old with kidney stones do ? And is a surgery safe for her ?

Kidney stone: hi, it all depends on how big the stone is and how the health of that 90 yo patient is and if there is any obstruction in urinary tract and kidney function is affected or not . The best way to approach this is to see a knowledgable Urologist to determine the next step in management, most stones are small and they resolve with conservative management, ...Read more

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How many pounds can you loose safely in a week? I'm an 18 year old female

How many pounds can you loose safely in a week? I'm an 18 year old female

Weight Loss: The slower you lose weight the more likely you are to keep it off, don't try to lose more than one to two pounds per week. My best. ...Read more

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Can you give a 9 month old alergy medicine?

Can you give a 9 month old alergy medicine?

Infant allergy meds: Infants do sometimes require allergy medications but over the counter medications do not provide a dose recommendation. Doses are based on weight and the situation. It is best to ask your doctor for a specific dose recommendation. ...Read more