A 43-year-old member asked:
Should i be concerned that my skin has been itching throughout my pregnancy?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
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Dermatology 43 years experience
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Dermatology 32 years experience
Pregnancy Itching: Severe itchiness in the second or, more commonly, the third trimester can be a sign of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (icp), a liver problem that affects up to 1 percent of pregnant women in the United States.
When bile doesn't flow normally in the small ducts of your liver, bile salts accumulate in your skin, which makes you itchy. The itching may affect your soles and palms first.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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