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What about intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy? what are the symptoms?

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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Itching: And possibly jaundice and can be associated problems with baby

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A 18-year-old female asked:

What causes cholestasis of pregnancy and what are the symptoms?

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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
Itching & Jaundice: As well as elevated blood levels of bile acids. More common in scandinavia, south america, and multiple gestation pregnancy. An increased sensitivity of some women to the estrogen hormones of pregnancy lead to a reduced ability of their bodies to eliminate bile acids, causing them to accumulate. The condition usually resolves within 2-3 weeks of delivery.
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What are the tests for intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
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 absence of cholelithiasis.

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