Children with Gilbert syndrome don’t usually have any symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they can be triggered by stress, fever, dehydration, not eating or strenuous exercise. Older girls with this condition may have symptoms when they are menstruating.
The main symptom of Gilbert syndrome is jaundice — a yellowish tinge to the skin and the whites of the eyes. Jaundice is common in newborns, and those with Gilbert syndrome may have it longer or more severely than other babies.
Gilbert syndrome can also cause:
- Mild abdominal pain