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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : They can happen at any age.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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