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what is cholestasis of pregnancy?

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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. Cholestasis is more common in the last trimester of pregnancy. 1-2 pregnancies/1000 are affected by cholestasis. In severe cases, but not all, cholestasis may increase the risks for fetal distress, preterm birth, or stillbirth. Blood tests are key.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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