Can my child get gallbladder disease?

Yes but not likely. Routine gallstones are very uncommon. Typically stones in kids are related to hemolytic diseases such as sickle cell. There are case reports of parasites. Mostly biliary disease is secondary to abnormal development such as atresia, choledochal cysts, pancreatic anomalies. Again these are uncommon.
Rarely. Gallbladder problems in children is very rare, but not impossible.

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I have gallbladder disease and I have to get my gallbladder taken out, what does this involve?

Surgery. Outpatient surgery usually lasting about an hour. The surgery is done using a laparoscope and several small incisions. You go home after the surgery. Usually 2-4 weeks of taking it easy. Pain for a few days after requiring pain medication. Read more...

Why do you get gallbladder disease and how? Can spicy food have an effect on your gallbladder? And why can you be diagnosed with gallbladder twice?

Many factors. gallstones form when small crystals develop in bile, usually from supersaturation with fat. Bile stasis (when bile sits in the gallbladder) also contributes. You only have one gallbladder so you can only get gallbladder disease once. Spicy foods usually don't contribute to gallbladder disease but high fat foods can bring on a gallbladder "attack". Read more...

I just had an hida scan. During the second half I started to get internediate pain on both sides but mostly the left side. Can gallbladder disease sti?

Gallbladder on right. You need to get the result of your HIDA scan. It will tell you a lot about whether the gallbladder is the problem. Pain from the gallbladder is usually located in the upper right abdomen, under the rib cage. Pain on the left does not usually come from the gallbladder. Read more...

Thyroid cancer survivor. Family history of gallbladder disease, are the odds are that I'm more likely to get mine removed also? They had symptoms in late 30's

Maybe. There is definitely a genetic component to gallbladder disease, but it is still not possible to know who will actually need their gallbladder removed or not. In general, even those with gallstones only have removal of the gallbladder if they have symptoms that are likely caused from the gallbladder. Typically right upper abdominal pain radiating to the back, worse 30-60' after a fatty meal. Hope this helps! Read more...
Maybe. The two most common risk factors for gallbladder disease are genetics and diet. We can't do much about our genetics. If gallbladder disease runs in your family it is possible you may have the same problem at some time in your life the other risk factor – diet, we can do something about. I would recommend eating healthy and avoiding foods that are high in fat and cholesterol. Read more...