Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Edwina | 2011/04/15


3yr old with gallstones

Hi me again i was just informed that my son has 2gall stones in his gall bladder but has no symptoms relating to that, ie stomach pain vomiting etc. HOW DOES A 3 YEAR GET GALLSTONES?
should this not be removed irrespective of none symptoms. we did ultrascans and they visible.

Expert's Reply



Gallstones are not common in young children but it is well known that that may occur in some young children even in children as young as 3 years of age. Nothing needs to be done about gallstones which are not causing any symptoms such as abdominal pain or jaundice. If your son starts to complain of pain in his abdomen especially in the upper part of his tummy then he must be seen by a paediatric surgeon.

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Posted by: Chris | 2011/05/06

Please consider Apple Cider Vinegar for gall stones. Must not contain preservatives and must be ''with the mother''. Search for natural cure kidney stones

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