Causes Dark Urine In Infants Aged 2 Months?
ank I aged 2 months over 15 days r nThe order is very thick yellow and the body is yellow and the stools are yellowish yellow pale green … r nBut the BB does not go down and the development like other normal babies and also never fever … but the bilirubin is 9.60. So what’s wrong with being able to say that my baby has biliary atreaia?
Good morning, thanks for the question
Cholestasis is a condition that causes the disruption of the formation and release of bile into the intestine, causing the retention of materials that should be released with the bile in the liver cells.
Symptoms of cholestasis are characterized by yellowing of the skin and conjunctiva of the eyes, pale yellow stools and dark yellow urine like tea. The parameters used are increased levels of direct bilirubin and total bilirubin.
Cholestasis is generally caused by disorders in the heart (intrahepatic) or outside the heart (extrahepatic), each of which has a variety of causes. The difficulty is to distinguish each of these causes.
Other investigations are needed before confirming a condition of biliary atresia. Biliary atresia is a state of total obstruction of the biliary ducts outside the liver that requires corrective surgery.
These tests include blood and biochemical tests of the liver, routine urine, examination of 3 portions of stool, examination to find the cause, for example by TORCH examination, ultrasound of the liver, and liver biopsy if possible.
Definitive treatment will depend on the cause of cholestasis. At biliary atresia Kassai surgery procedures are performed with a high success rate if done before the age of 8 weeks. Then supportive medicine can also be given with medicines to support children's growth and development.
For this reason, consult with a pediatrician to assess the child's current condition and plan for further action according to the suspicion of the diagnosis.
That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam, Dr. Farah