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Doctor insights on: 5 Weeks Pregnant And Itchy Everywhere

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Why is my skin so itchy all over like flea bites while pregnant?

Why is my skin so itchy all over like flea bites while pregnant?

Hives: You might have puppp (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy.) it is benign but uncomfortable. Your OB should be able to make the diagnosis by exam. ...Read more

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14weeks pregnant.No infections or diseases.Itchy burning skin all over body.Gets even worse at night.What can be causing this?

Skin changes: I am not sure what is causing this. The hormones of pregnancy can cause skin changes that can make your skin oily or dry, which can cause sensitive skin and be uncomfortable. There are some other things that could cause itching later in pregnancy, but at this gestational age, i suspect it is just the skin adjusting to the new hormones in your body. ...Read more

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Itchy all over and 38 weeks pregnant?

Itchy all over and 38 weeks pregnant?

PUPPP: This late in pregnancy it could be a condition called puppp. It stands for pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy. It is usually associated with a rash that is red and extremely itchy. While it is not completely clear what causes puppp, it is thought to be related to serum bile acids. Generalized itching toward the end of pregnancy may be related to sluggish bile flow. ...Read more

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I am 7 week pregnant and itchy all over especially in my lady region. What could this be and how can I treat it?

Pregnant and itchy: There are many changes that occur with pregnancy with respect to the skin. Itching is not unusual. You can use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream or pills to try to relieve some of the itching. There are some conditions that may cause itching later in pregnancy but not at 7 weeks. Over-the counter steroid creams or yeast creams can be used for the lady parts. ...Read more

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I'm 34 weeks pregnant and very itchy everywhere. What does this mean?

I'm 34 weeks pregnant and very itchy everywhere. What does this mean?

You need evaluation: Itching may be an allergic or sensitivity reaction, or may indicate something more severe. Disorders of the liver or bile salt production may cause the itching. "cholestasis of pregnancy" is a serious condition and needs evaluation. ...Read more