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cholestasis of pregnancy

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below please: Cholestasis of pregnancy is a condition in which the normal flow of bile in the gallbladder is affected by the high amounts of pregnancy hormones. Cho ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
History/Physical/Lab: Cholestasis is diagnosed by doing a complete medical history, physical examination, and blood tests that evaluate liver function, bile acids, and bili ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Take medications and: Deliver baby when advisable
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience Anesthesiology
Itching & Jaundice: As well as elevated blood levels of bile acids. More common in scandinavia, south america, and multiple gestation pregnancy. An increased sensitivity ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
NO: Cholestasis of pregnancy does not generally cause pain. The most common symptoms is pruritis (itching). It almost always starts with itching on the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
7 years experience Family Medicine
UCDA: Ursodeoxycholic acid (udca) is used in the treatment of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (icp). We don't know exactly how udca works, but we thi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
In bad way: Upon diagnosis, most providers will prescribe ursodeoxycholic acid. While there is no cure for for it, and no way to guarantee a successful outcome, s ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
70% recurrance risk: Recurrance risk for cholestasis of pregnancy can be as high as 70% in subsequent pregnancies. There is no current therapy to lessen the risk or preve ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
LFTs, bile acids.: Liver function tests (alt/ast/alkaline phosphatase) and bile acids can clinch the clinical diagnosis of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy - in the ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
37 years experience Gastroenterology
Cholestasis: You could elevated bilirrubin and alkaline phosphatase predominantly. Others sucn as transaminases can be elevated too. They will all normalize upon d ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Gapp
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Icp causes itching: I have only had one patient with icp in 27 years of practicing obstetrics. Diagnosis is made by elevated bile salts (detectable by lab test) and the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Itching: And possibly jaundice and can be associated problems with baby
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Cholestasis: Cholestasis of pregnancy is a condition in which the normal flow of bile in the gallbladder is affected by the high amounts of pregnancy hormones. Cho ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Fewer if Controlled: First, patients can decrease the risks by eating correctly, mild exercise, and using meds when recommended. Uncontrolled gestational dm can cause the ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Variable: Nausea is very common with vomiting less common during early pregnancy. If vomiting persists to the point weight loss occurs, that can become an issue ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Cholestasis can occur at anytime.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Signs of preg: In addition to a missed period, the earliest signs and symptoms of pregnancy might include: Tender, swollen breasts. Early in pregnancy hormonal chang ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Emergency: A positive pregnancy test with worsening pain - can be severe. May have bleeding, cramping. Complications - if it is in the tube and unrecognize ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Initially symptoms of pregnancy. Then pain in the lower abdomen, low grade, then increasing in intensity and confused with stomach virus, menstrural ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Signs early pregnanc: Here are some signs of early pregnancy. Morning sicknesss, sudden vomiting, sensitive breasts , breast feel heavier and sore, sleepiness, food aversi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
1-2 %: Most pregnant women will experience nausea. Many will also have vomitting. Hyperemesis gravidarum (hg) is a severe form that affects 1-2% characterize ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
Danger: Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy. It consists of retained fluids, high blood pressure and the kidneys not being able to control pro ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Signs of pregnancy: Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urinati ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Ursodiol/hydroxyzine: Delivery is the ultimate therapy for cholestasis gravidarum, by 36-38 weeks with 1-2/week fetal surveillance to avoid fetal demise. Oral ursodiol and ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alysia Townsend
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Med, early delivery: Intrahepatic cholestasis is usually first noticed when a pregnant woman complains of itching all over the body but no rash. Testing will show abnorma ... Read More
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