When is a liver transplant necessary if I am suffering from biliary atresia?

Eventually. When a patient has biliary atresia then progression of liver failure may be slowed permanently or partially. Liver function must be continually monitored. Any rise in liver function tests or signs of coagulopathy or portal hypertension need to be assessed by liver transplant specialists.
See your doc. Can't tell when you are ready for a liver transplant. There are different gradations of severity of biliary atresia, and liver abnormalities due to it. Your picture looks like you're an adult, so it is different than infantile biliary atresia. Check with doc re: liver chemistries, liver damage, perhaps biopsy changes. See if you can get surgical treatment. If failed, may need transplant.

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If a person has bilary atreasia will they possibly need a liver transplant?

Perhaps. Biliary atrecia , non formation of extra hepatic bile ducts, in type i &ii common&c hepatic duct are intact , type iii right and left hepatic ducts are involved , most of the time kasai's procedure is enough ( portoenterostomy) & not liver transplantat in a different condtion intrahepatic biliary hypoplasia, where intrahepatic biliary ducts are not formed, will need. Read more...
Yes. Liver transplantation is the definitive treatment for biliary atresia for selected patients, mostly in their childhood. Fortunately in experienced hands the results from liver transplantation are excellent and most children can go on to have relatively normal & healthy lives after their liver transplants. Read more...

Is it likely for me to recieve disability for a chronic liver disease, biliary atresia?

Hard to say. A lot depends on your present health status. Many will do well after a kasai. Some will need liver transplant. Services vary from state to state. Check with you local health department. Read more...

What is the liver biliary atresia?

Severely narrow duct. We occasionally find infants who appear normal at birth, yet as they get older & grow bigger, the bile (waste) from the liver is unable to get out. The bile ducts are the drainage system for the liver.Arising before or after birth, the drains are to tiny & bile backs up.The infants poo changes from brown to white. Common rx include surgery to unblock ducts or a liver transplant. Read more...
Biliary atresia. Biliary atresia is a congenital scarring of the biliary ducts. These ducts transport bile made in the liver to the intestine so one can digest fats. The ducts scar and obliterate. Bile then cannot exit the liver which poisons the liver. These infants need corrective surgery before they are 2 months old. Read more...

Biliary Atresia. LFT`s normal. Platelets are (105). Ultrasound report: small area of liver with increased echogenicity, Rpt in 6 mths. Should I worry?

Not enough data. Biliary atresia is a worrisome disorder and variable in its degree and available treatments. The data listed does not give enough information to get a feel for the present condition. A proper assessment requires a review of the medical records, lab and a physical exam.Please discuss any concerns with the team who knows the patient. Read more...

Does taking medications such as anti depressants, contraceptive pill and panadol (acetaminophen) harm my biliary atresia liver?

Yes. If you have an impaired liver, then you have to be careful about almost all drugs. Most are processed in the liver, and special consideration and dosing are given to people with liver disease. Read more...
Depends. Most medications are metabolized by either the liver or the kidneys. If your liver function is affected and/or marginal than those medications that are metabolized by the liver can pose problems. Read more...
Liver. Due to cumulative effects on liver, liver function tests need to be done routinely. Discuss with your prescribing doc. Read more...

Is my liver failing? I have biliary atresia, depression, psorisis, and my thighs are covered with unexplained bruises and blood spots?

Could be. Yes, biliary atresia causes big problems with liver. Please see your physician for a checkup. Read more...
Depends. The fact that you have unexplained bruises or that you bruise easy indicates a bleeding disorder. This should be checked by your gastroenterologist. Read more...