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

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: If

It is large and is associated with a blood stream infection.
It is unusual for a 4 year old to have stones unless there is an associated metabolic disease. All the best and get some advice from Peds endocrinology.

In brief: If

It is large and is associated with a blood stream infection.
It is unusual for a 4 year old to have stones unless there is an associated metabolic disease. All the best and get some advice from Peds endocrinology.
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Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Uncommon to hear of kidney stone and gallstones in a 4 year old. A stone won't kill someone, but an infection as result of stones can, but still rare.
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