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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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Is it likely for an 18 year old male to get gallstones?

Is it likely for an 18 year old male to get gallstones?

Possible: Adolescents can surely develop gallstones, especially if there is a family tendency. However, unless they are symptomatic gallstones can be ignored. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there many 18 year old males that get gallstones? If not, why not? Because I am concerned that I have the symptoms for them.

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. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone kill a person ? and can an four year old get kidney stone and gallbladder stones ?

Can kidney stone kill a person ? and can an four year old get kidney stone and gallbladder stones ?

Yes to all: This sounds like a very serious situation and this child needs to be under the care of a competent pediatric urologist to find the cause of the kidney stone. Gallstones can be lethal as well; in a child, the workup should include a check for ongoing hemolysis, even low-level. ...Read more

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Could 8 year old have gallstones?

Could 8 year old have gallstones?

YES... But: Very rare, unless associated with some systemic or metabolic disease. Detail family history is also important. Needs extensive evaluation by the ped, gi, endocrine and metabolism specialists. ...Read more

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Why is gallstones unlikely in an 18 year old male? I think i may have gallstones.

Why is gallstones unlikely in an 18 year old male? I think i may have gallstones.

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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Fatty liver and gallstones what are the treatment should I be very worried really scared 27 year old male 270 weight?

Fatty liver and gallstones what are the treatment should I be very worried really scared 27 year old male 270 weight?

Weight loss: and a healthier lifestyle are the best ways to treat the above problems. You are young and have time on your side so get to work! Obesity, fatty liver, and gallstones can sometimes lead to heart problems, vascular disease and liver failure. Work with your self and your doctor to get your weight and cholesterol under control. Be sure to note smoke. Best of luck :) ...Read more

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I am 22 year old. I had a gallstone with size of 1.2cm in gall bladder. I have mild discomforts and stabbing pain sometimes. Is surgery recommended?

I am 22 year old. I had a gallstone with size of 1.2cm in gall bladder. I have mild discomforts and stabbing pain sometimes. Is surgery recommended?

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, especially if they are worse with eating, and the pain is in the upper abdomen. Laparoscopic approach is generally best. Hope this helps! ...Read more