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Could I have icp (intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy)? What are the risks?

Could I have icp (intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy)? What are the risks?

Icp causes itching: I have only had one patient with icp in 27 years of practicing obstetrics. Diagnosis is made by elevated bile salts (detectable by lab test) and the treatment is cholestyramine. Pregnancy outcome should be unaffected by the condition. So icp is rare and makes you miserable, but should not affect your baby. One case however hardly makes me an expert so second opinions welcome. ...Read more

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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How is cholestasis of pregnancy diagnosed?

History/Physical/Lab: Cholestasis is diagnosed by doing a complete medical history, physical examination, and blood tests that evaluate liver function, bile acids, and bilirubin. Additionally, an ultrasound can de done to rule out gall bladder stones causing blockage. 1-2 preg/1000 is affected by cholestasis of pregnancy. It may be related to adverse pregnancy events like preterm labor, or at worse, stillbirth. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with hemangioma of the liver during pregnancy?

What risks are associated with hemangioma of the liver during pregnancy?

Probably none: Unlike hepatic adenomas, the risk of pregnany related increase in size and associated bleeding is minimal to none. ...Read more

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How long does pruritus associated with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy last?

Until pregnancy ends: Cholestasis of pregnancy is a considition which generally occurs in the 3rd trimester and is characterized by intense pruritis without rash and increase serum levels of free bile acids. The condition lasts until the pregnancy ends. The pruritis sometimes can be controlled with medications, such as ursodiol. ...Read more

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What is the result of liver function tests in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy?

Cholestasis: You could elevated bilirrubin and alkaline phosphatase predominantly. Others sucn as transaminases can be elevated too. They will all normalize upon delivery. ...Read more

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What is the possible cause of high sgpt/sgot with no signs of jaundice or any sickness?

What is the possible cause of high sgpt/sgot with no signs of jaundice or any sickness?

Sot and sgpt shows c: Look for causes of obst jaundice or hemolysis first. Cell death isindicated by high SGOT sgpt. Get a bilirubin, alk phos and an ultrasoundfor starters along with a hepatitis profile. ...Read more

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Why does Gestational Diabetes increase the risk of stillbirth?

Why does Gestational Diabetes increase the risk of stillbirth?

Abnormal glucose: The same reasons that produce Diabetic coma in adults. The elevated blood glucose going to the fetus causes metabolic changes that can result in death. ...Read more

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How long does abdominal pain associated with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy last?

How long does abdominal pain associated with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy last?

24-48 hrs: Usually all symptoms of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy resolve within 24-48 hrs after delivery, in rare cases sx may continue to up to one week after and may signify retained placenta. But if you have this condition pregnancy needs to be monitored by obgyn very closely as poor outcomes for the baby are not uncommon if not monitored. ...Read more

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What are the exact signs of fetal alcohol syndrome?

What are the exact signs of fetal alcohol syndrome?

Fetal alcohol : A child may be small in size with possible microcephaly. Delayed motor and physical development are present with delayed milestones present. Poor muscle tone and poor muscle development is also present. ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver disease due to pregnancy?

Symptoms of liver disease due to pregnancy?

Various: There are several kinds of liver problems related to pregnancy. If your skin or the whites of your eyes start looking yellow, if you are having pain in the upper right side of your abdomen, or if you are having nausea, vomiting & headaches later in pregnancy, tell your OB and be seen right away. Some liver problems in pregnancy are mild, but others can be life-threatening and/or harm your baby. ...Read more

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What are the risks of pulmonary hypertension during pregnancy?

What are the risks of pulmonary hypertension during pregnancy?

Big: Very complex condition, if taking era drugs are toxic. Other no, will depend on the pressures, fc, etc.Talk with your ph expert soon or ger a ph center appt. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having cholestasis of pregnancy in consecutive pregnancies?

70% recurrance risk: Recurrance risk for cholestasis of pregnancy can be as high as 70% in subsequent pregnancies. There is no current therapy to lessen the risk or prevent those recurrances. ...Read more

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What are the causes of no feetal pole,in early pregnancy?

What are the causes of no feetal pole,in early pregnancy?

Too early: either it is too early in the pregnancy or this is a non viable pregnancy ...Read more

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How does early rupture of membranes increase risk of transmitting all infections including HIV to the fetus?

How does early rupture of membranes increase risk of transmitting all infections including HIV to the fetus?

Protection gone: Uterine membrane is a protective barrior to featus, do not allow to get infection to baby and mother , prolonged disruption will cause infection besides lekage of aminiotic fluid. ...Read more

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Whats the risk of infection or transmission of disease during a transvaginal ultrasound ??

Whats the risk of infection or transmission of disease during a transvaginal ultrasound ??

Same as in any...: The risk of catching something is the same as in any other medical office visit... meaning there could be another patient in the waiting room with cold or flu symptoms, and thus cough or sneeze viruses into the air that others in the same waiting room end up breathing in. Thus, wear a mask if worried. Also, avoid catching germs in restrooms. Ultrasound scans themselves don't transmit diseases. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome?

What is the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome?

Varies: There is fetal alcohol syn. Fas and fetal alc. Spectrum disorder fasd. The later is more incompassing of risks to the fetus when mother drinks. Rates vary by country and ethnicity. Fas incidence is listed in us, 0.5-2/1000 live births. American indians, 9.8/1000 lb. So. Africa, as high as 38/1000 lb. ...Read more

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Whats the risk of vomiting during pregnancy?

Whats the risk of vomiting during pregnancy?

Variable: Nausea is very common with vomiting less common during early pregnancy. If vomiting persists to the point weight loss occurs, that can become an issue during pregnancy. The easiest treatment if vitamin b6 and unisom twice daily both available otc. Unisom, of course, can make you drowsy. ...Read more

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How can we prevent miscarriage in first trimester of pregnancy? Is there any related cause behind this?

How can we prevent miscarriage in first trimester of pregnancy? Is there any related cause behind this?

No sure prevention: If you look at data from cases where pregnancy is diagnosed very early you find that 1/2 of all pregnancies end in miscarriage.Most of these are because there is something wrong with the baby which would keep it from being a normal child.It is a miracle that we have so many normal babies because so many things must go right at exactly the right time.Good health before pregnancy is the best prevent ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Cholestasis (Definition)

A condition where the flow of bile, a digestive fluid produced by the liver, slows or stops. As a result, the bile chemicals can get into the bloodstream and cause itching ...Read more


Dr. Gary Stephens
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Stillbirth (Definition)

Stillbirth =death of fetus e after ...Read more