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What are the symptoms of anal atresia?

Symptoms of anal atresia are the absence of an anus or a covering that blocks it. These symptoms are usually found right after birth, when a newborn is being examined by a doctor. Other symptoms are a lack of bowel movements within 2 days of birth and a swollen stomach.

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