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A 28-year-old female asked:

I have itching, i am 37 weeks pregnant. my blood analysis is normal only ast is 79 and alt 115, alk phosphate-185!!! bile acid-10!!! can i have cholestasis?

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Rheumatology 34 years experience
Yes: It sounds as though you do have pregnancy induced cholestasis. Delivery will usually resolve this within a few days. Babies may have a slight increase in being born with meconium issues when born. Cholestasis does not usually lead to any long term liver disease in the mom or child. Please talk with your OB. Ultrasound of the liver and gallbladder may be done to rule out any other causes.
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