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Can intrahepatic cholestasis be a problem if pregnant?

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Dr. Katina Brown-burgess
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Cholestasis: Cholestasis in pregnancy can be a serious problem. Usually occurs in the third trimester. It's caused by an excess accumulation of bile acids which can be toxic to the fetus. Leading to fetal distress and can even lead to fetal death. One of the most common symptoms is intense itching. Delivery at 36-37 weeks. If not term, fetal monitoring and monitor liver enzymes and rx for itching.
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