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A 37-year-old female asked:

Im only 8 weeks pregnant and my bile acids are already at 32.3. is that dangerous to me & the baby? what can i do to lower my bile acids?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Bile salts: Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy is the serum bile acid test, a blood test to measure the level of bile acids. It is often referred to as total bile acids, bile salts, or bile acid salts. ... Bile acids over 10 µmol/L indicate ICP. Be sure to discuss your labs with your doctor to be sure the measurement methods are the same, and what the best treatment plan would be.

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