Initially, the symptoms of this disease are non-distinguishable to neonatal jaundice. Children and infants with biliary atresia begin to show particular symptoms of the disease from 2-8 weeks of their birth onwards. When the bile fails to drain from the liver due to blockage, it starts to build up inside and causes damage and scarring of liver cells.
The symptoms include:
- Pale stool.
- Dark or orange urine.
- Swollen abdomen.
- Poor absorption of nutrients causing delay in growth and weight loss.