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Doctor insights on: Pruritus And Intrahepatic Cholestasis Of Pregnancy

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Is intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy painful?

Is intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy painful?

NO: Cholestasis of pregnancy does not generally cause pain. The most common symptoms is pruritis (itching). It almost always starts with itching on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, and it is first noticed at night. The itching spreads to other parts of the body over time. Treatment with ursodiol (bile salts) can improve symptoms. Consultation with a high risk OB is recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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How is cholestasis of pregnancy diagnosed?

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 is cholestasis of pregnancy?

What is cholestasis of pregnancy?

See below please: Cholestasis of pregnancy is a condition in which the normal flow of bile in the gallbladder is affected by the high amounts of pregnancy hormones. Cholestasis is more common in the last trimester of pregnancy. 1-2 pregnancies/1000 are affected by cholestasis. In severe cases, but not all, cholestasis may increase the risks for fetal distress, preterm birth, or stillbirth. Blood tests are key. ...Read more

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Is excess of dandruff a possible symptom of cancer?

Is excess of dandruff a possible symptom of cancer?

No..: It could be a sign of allergy, malnutrition, or anxiety, but not cancer. If it's not responding to shampoos, see a dermatologist, who should be able to help. Good luck. ...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 early sign of carcinoma of pancrea?

What is the early sign of carcinoma of pancrea?

Signs/symptoms...: Pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed at a late stage since it rarely shows early symptoms. Symptoms include abdominal pain, painless jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin), darkening of the urine, loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting, weight loss, and pale/grey stools. ...Read more

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Is itching a sign of any cance?

Is itching a sign of any cance?

Itching: Itching is a non specific symptoms . It can be due to allergy, insect bites, medications, liver problems, kidney failure and in certain cancers as well . Please consult your doctor . ...Read more

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Is flatulence a sign or symptoms of earliest pregnancy?

Is flatulence a sign or symptoms of earliest pregnancy?

It can be - but it's: Not diagnostic for pregnancy. Do a hpt if you've missed your period. Early pregnancy sxs can include: lack of period, breast swelling ; tenderness with darkened areolas, fatigue, increased urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, increased gas ; insomnia. ...Read more

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Is shivering a symptom of pregnancy?

Is shivering a symptom of pregnancy?

Not typically: No, shivering is not a symptom of pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test and your temperature. If you have a fever, then treat the fever and consider calling your doctor! ...Read more

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Is constipation a sign of pregnancy?

Is constipation a sign of pregnancy?

Many causes : While pregnant women can develop constipation, it is not a common sign of early pregnancy, and there are many other common causes, including: 1. Poor dietary fiber intake 2. Inadequate fluid intake 3. Sedentary lifestyle solutions: 1. Eat more fruits, raw vegetables, and whole grains 2. Drink more water 3. Get up and move / increase exercise if persists or pain develops, see your doctor. ...Read more

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In cirrhosis does the presence of ascites always indicate decompensation and is this considered a serious complication and stage of the disease?

In cirrhosis does the presence of ascites always indicate decompensation and is this considered a serious complication and stage of the disease?

It is concerning: Ascites- buildup of fluid in the abdominal cavity- can be a sign of serious decompensation in the liver function. This is usually seen in the later stages of liver failure. If this is seen you should let your doctor know right away. This is associated with decreased survival. However if the cause of the liver damage is found early-& treated this can delay progression. Cirrhosis can't be undone. ...Read more

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Is fatigue a symptom of angiodysplasia of the colon?

Is fatigue a symptom of angiodysplasia of the colon?

Unlikely : Only if you have been bleeding from it and a) have a low blood count or b) are iron deficient. Both require a blood test for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a fatty liver in pregnancy?

What is the cause of a fatty liver in pregnancy?

Enzyme deficiency: The association of cases of acute fatty liver of pregnancy with one of the inherited defects in mitochondrial beta-oxidation of fatty acids (the acronym for which is lchad), suggests that some affected women and their fetuses might have an inherited enzyme deficiency in beta-oxidation that predisposes the mother to this disorder. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea a sign of pregnancy?

Is diarrhea a sign of pregnancy?

Not usually: Symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. They can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting, lack of a period, increased frequency of urination, headaches, insomnia, fatigue, moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings, passing gas, enlarging waistline, etc. There may be an ^ in white vaginal discharge. Constipation is common. Take a HPT to know. ...Read more

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What is itching a symptom of in general?

What is itching a symptom of in general?

Inflammation : Typically irritation of small cutaneous nerves from inflammation can cause the sensation of itch. However generalized itching can be caused from metabolic diseases , and other systemic diseases. ...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

Dr. Katherine Kohari
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Cholestasis Of Pregnancy (Definition)

A condition that can occur in pregnancy where the flow of bile, a digestive fluid produced by the liver, slows or stops. As a result, the bile enters the bloodstream and causes intense itching on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet, plus ...Read more


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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