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What are tests, treatment for cholestasis of pregnancy?

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Dr. Alysia Townsend
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
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 abnormal bile salt levels and liver function tests. There is a medication that relieves the itching and lowers bile salt, but there is increased risk for stillbirth, so close monitoring of the pregnancy and delivery as soon as feasible is usual management.
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