What are the causes of gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

No treatment needed. Fetal cholelithiasis is relatively common (1 in 300 pregnancies). It is caused usually by hemolytic conditions of newborns or maternal hemolytic anemias. The prognosis is excellent, with most stones gone by the babies' first year of life.

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What can cause gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

Unknown. Although rare, gallstones and sludge can be seen during routine fetal ultrasounds. This has not been correlated with any diseases associated with gallstones in children or adults. No treatment is needed since they typically resolve on their own. Read more...