A 37-year-old member asked:
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my wife has been diagnosed with cholestasis. how does this affect pregnancy?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
In bad way: Upon diagnosis, most providers will prescribe ursodeoxycholic acid. While there is no cure for for it, and no way to guarantee a successful outcome, studies have shown a slightly better fetal and maternal outcome from administration of ursodeoxycholic acid, whereas Cholestyramine appears to only relieve itching. Giving vit k during delivary. Delivery by 37 completed weeks is considered crucial
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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