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Can a 9 year old get gallstones?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Redmann
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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
Gallstones that don't cause symptoms do not require cholecystectomy, only when symptomatic.
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
Gallstones that don't cause symptoms do not require cholecystectomy, only when symptomatic.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: 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 diseases such as sickle cell anemia and hereditary spherocytosis that may cause gallstones and be present at this age.

In brief: 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 diseases such as sickle cell anemia and hereditary spherocytosis that may cause gallstones and be present at this age.
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