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are some people more prone to getting intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: There may be some familial predisposition to this disorder as it seems to apear in clusters of related women. It is also more common with multiple pregnancies (twins/triplets) and recurrence risk is as high as 50% or more in subsequent pregnancies. Resolution of symptoms is usually very prompt after delivery.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Are there things I can do for intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy at home?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Uncertain: Cause and treatment of intra-hepatic cholestasis are uncertain. Since it is often associated with itching, you need to protect your skin with emollients and refrain from scratching your skin.
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What are the tests for intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
LFTs, bile acids.: Liver function tests (alt/ast/alkaline phosphatase) and bile acids can clinch the clinical diagnosis of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy - in the absence of cholelithiasis.

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