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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. Julie Abbott
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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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Ovarian cyst pregnancy always results to ectopic pregnancy?

Ovarian cyst pregnancy always results to ectopic pregnancy?

No: In all normal pregnancies there is a cyst that develops in one ovary called the corpus luteum cyst. This cyst supports the early pregnancy and goes away on its own. Sometimes a "cyst" seen in or near the ovary does represent an ectopic pregnancy (most often in the fallopian tube". This is often accompanied by pain and bleeding. ...Read more

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Can home pregnancy test detect abdominal pregnancy?

Can home pregnancy test detect abdominal pregnancy?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests can detect whether you are pregnant or not. They do not tell you the location of the pregnancy. if you are pregnant, it will test positive. An ultrasound can help identify if you have an abnormal pregnancy. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Any relation between appendicitis and ectopic pregnancy symptoms?

Any relation between appendicitis and ectopic pregnancy symptoms?

Both can cause pain: In the right lower quadrant, and nausea if u think u have either u need immediate evaluation, so u need to see your doc or go to the er. ...Read more

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How are gallstones monitored during pregnancy?

How are gallstones monitored during pregnancy?

Symptoms/ultrasound: Gallstones and diseased gallbladder are not uncommon during pregnancy. The goal is to stay well hydrated and avoid gallbladder attacks during your pregnancy. After the delivery, then proceed to laprascopic removal of your gallbladder. If your gallbladder does advance, it can be removed during pregnancy. The risk is a bit higher. ...Read more

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16 weeks pregnant gallbladder disease symptoms. Negative abdominal ultrasound. Thinking still gallbladder. Risks in waiting after birth to treat/test?

16 weeks pregnant gallbladder disease symptoms. Negative abdominal ultrasound. Thinking still gallbladder. Risks in waiting after birth to treat/test?

Unlikely : The ultrasound is very sensitive at picking up gallstones, on rare occasions, it may be wrong, and other imaging is necessary. However in your case, it may be due to other causes, such as appendicitis, kidney infection, gastritis, or reflux. You may need additional testing if the symptoms worsen, in that case, see your obstetrician if a GI consult is warranted. ...Read more

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Can this be an ectopic pregnancy: missed period (8 days in), dull pain in left lower abdomino, negative pregnancy test, history of ectopic pregnancy?

Can this be an ectopic pregnancy: missed period (8 days in), dull pain in left lower abdomino, negative pregnancy test, history of ectopic pregnancy?

Unlikely: It is unlikely an ectopic pregnancy, but there are other things that can give you this type of pain, including acure appendicitis (although that is usually right and center). You need to be checked, though, sooner than later. ...Read more

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Hashimoto's. Any pregnancy risks?

Hashimoto's. Any pregnancy risks?

Yes.: The mother needs both a free-t3 and TSH drawn early in pregnancy, followed up monthly measurements during the pregnacy. Most women have a significant increase in total T4 and t3, (liothyronine) due the hyperestrogenemia, which occurs with a secondary increase in thyroid binding globulin. Free thyroid levels will fall if a women is on thyroid, and may fall if reserve has been decreased by hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Symptoms of tubal pregnancy?

Symptoms of tubal pregnancy?

Depends: Initially symptoms of pregnancy. Then pain in the lower abdomen, low grade, then increasing in intensity and confused with stomach virus, menstrural cramp, appendicitis or bowel cramp. The pain may get severe and then disappear. If it disapears, that is the point of greatest danger. The tube ruptures, the pain relieved but bleeding begins. Bleeding is usually present. Hemorrhage is ocurring. ...Read more

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Are cramping ovaries a pregnancy symptom?

Are cramping ovaries a pregnancy symptom?

Test: Not a reliable one. If you think you might be pregnant do a home test; they are accurate even a little before the next expected period. ...Read more

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Kidney stone but had faint positive pregnacy test... Possibilty of pregnancy? Or not ?

Kidney stone but had faint positive pregnacy test... Possibilty of pregnancy? Or not ?

Possibly you are.: Repeat pregnancy test, if definitely positive you nwill have the answer, suggest you get more definite test from your gyn dr. If again only faintly positive. Good luck. ...Read more

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No period, negative pregnancy test with pregnancy symptoms?

No period, negative pregnancy test with pregnancy symptoms?

Pregnancy?: Purchase a home pregnancy test. They turn positive by the time you are about a week late. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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What is late pregnancy termination?

What is late pregnancy termination?

Late term abortion: A late-term abortion often refers to an induced abortion procedure that occurs after the 20th week of gestation. The exact point when a pregnancy becomes late-term, however, is not clearly defined. Some sources define an abortion after 16 weeks as "late". ...Read more

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Eptopic pregnancy symptoms?

Eptopic pregnancy symptoms?

Pain: Early on, of course, the symptoms are the same of pregnancy; however, the warning signs for ectopic pregnancy are worsening pelvic pain and/or worsening vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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Symptoms for early tubal pregnancy?

Symptoms for early tubal pregnancy?

Ectopic: Pain, bleeding, abnormal progesterpone and HCG levels are signs and symptoms. See your doc. ...Read more

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Why does pregnancy increase my chance of gallstones?

Why does pregnancy increase my chance of gallstones?

Hormonal Effects: The gallbladder is a muscular sac that essentially squirts bile into the intestines to help digestion. The increased estrogen levels of pregnancy relax the muscle a bit, so the bile sits around more in the gallbladder. This "stagnant" bile, combined with some changes in the chemicals in bile related to pregnancy favor more stones forming than when you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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How are gallstones monitored during pregnancy?

Symptoms/ultrasound: Gallstones and diseased gallbladder are not uncommon during pregnancy. The goal is to stay well hydrated and avoid gallbladder attacks during your pregnancy. After the delivery, then proceed to laprascopic removal of your gallbladder. If your gallbladder does advance, it can be removed during pregnancy. The risk is a bit higher. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy hormones cause gallstones to form? 11 wks preg. GB pain, scan 2m ago normal. 1 doc says they take years, another says no. Opinions?

Can pregnancy hormones cause gallstones to form? 11 wks preg. GB pain, scan 2m ago normal. 1 doc says they take years, another says no. Opinions?

Typically...: Typically pregnancy can cause gallbladder pain, with or without stones, but doesn't cause stones to form. This is thought to be due to the fact that the hormones relax smooth muscle, which can affect the gallbladder and its drainage duct, as well as the drainage ducts from the kidneys among other things. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Im 37 weeks pregnant and have gallstones, i heard they can perform surgery while pregnant? but ive been told by 2 hospitals to wait til i deliver baby. I'm not high risk and they found it early on in pregnancy around 10 weeks so why can't they remove it t

Im 37 weeks pregnant and have gallstones, i heard they can perform surgery while pregnant? but ive been told by 2 hospitals to wait til i deliver baby. I'm not high risk and they found it early on in pregnancy around 10 weeks so why can't they remove it t

Risk to baby.: Besides, many people have gall stones and have no symptoms. Some say without symptoms leave them alone others say take them out. In either case, surgery while you are pregnant puts baby at risk, and therefore surgery while pregnant is left for only true emergency ...Read more

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What are the tests for cholelithiasis?

What are the tests for cholelithiasis?

Utrasound and scan.: Usually with an ultrasound of the liver and gall bladder, following the identifications of signs and symptoms by your doctor. Some people have a sick gall-bladder filled with "sludge, " which does not empty properly: a hida scan is used to indentify this. Also, elevations in enzymes most asscoaited with gb disease, ie alkphos, and GGT are usually obtained on first vist. ...Read more

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Why might cholelithiasis develop after weight loss?

Why might cholelithiasis develop after weight loss?

Weight Loss Stones: The most common type of gallstones are cholesterol stones which form when bile contains too much cholesterol. When rapid weight loss occurs, as the body metabolizes fat during prolonged fasting the liver secretes extra cholesterol into bile, which can cause gallstone formation. In addition, the gallbladder does not empty properly which can contribute to stone development. ...Read more

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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my cholelithiasis?

Gallstone Tests: An ultrasound of the abdomen is usually done to diagnose gallstones after a careful history and physical. This can be done by your primary care doctor. The treatment of gallstone disease, however, requires surgical removal of the gallbladder. For this you need to see a general surgeon. ...Read more

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What are risk factors of cholelithiasis?

Variable: Many people may have gallstones and have no symptoms at all. Some people will get upper abdominal pressure, bloating, discomfort, nausea or vomiting. Eating fatty foods may make more discomfort. Vomiting, inability to eat are common. Serious infections sometimes can occur, and sometimes the gallstone can cause bile duct blockage with marked pain, vomiting, jaundice, and sometimes pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What to avoid eating when you have cholelithiasis?

What to avoid eating when you have cholelithiasis?

Fatty: Avoid fried fatty greasy foods, cheeses, french fries, butter, mayonnaise, hot dogs, cheese pizza, fried chicken, etc. You get the idea. ...Read more

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What should you avoid when you have cholelithiasis?

Maybe nothing: If you have asymptomatic gallstones, a very common finding, you have no dietary restrictions whatsoever. If you have symptoms, just eat a low fat diet until surgery can be accomplished. There are approx. 20 million Americans with gallstones at any one time, and only about 5% will develop symptoms each year. It's not a cumulative stat, so you may never develop symptoms . Good luck. ...Read more

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What is diagnosis for patients suffering from cholelithiasis?

Gallstones: Gallstones is the same as cholelithiasis, the medical term. Upper abdominal pressure and bloating, discomfort, nausea and vomiting are some of the symptoms. Ultrasound is usually used to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What's the cause and treatment for cholelithiasis?

What's the cause and treatment for cholelithiasis?

Gallstones: Cholelithiasis (gallstones) are caused by an imbalance of the components of the bile that is stored in the gallbladder. Most of the time, the stones don't cause a problem, and don't need to be treated. But if they start causing pain or repeated nausea, the treatment is to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Why might rapid weight loss cause cholelithiasis?

Why might rapid weight loss cause cholelithiasis?

Unknown cause: I am not aware of the reason rapid weight loss can cause gallstones. This had been identified in the past with rapid weight loss and liquid diets, and can currently be seen in those who have had rapid weight loss after gastric bypass surgery. ...Read more

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What group of people with rapid weight loss develop cholelithiasis?

What group of people with rapid weight loss develop cholelithiasis?

Hard to predict: With decreased food intake, bile can form sludge, and sometimes this can form small stones. These small stones may not cause symptoms, and may go away in time. Theoretically, the risk is higher with very low calorie diets, but it happens with all diets. However, obese people are at higher risk for gallstones. A stone that causes symptoms during a diet may have been present before the diet. ...Read more

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What does small separated cyst in left hepatic lobe. No cholelithiasis mean?

What does small separated cyst in left hepatic lobe. No cholelithiasis mean?

Incidental: You have a small cyst in liver. You do not have cholelithiasis. These are incidental findings of the radiologist who performed the test. The doctor who ordered the test probably explained what they were looking for to you. Cholelithiasis refers to stones in the gall bladder. Follow up with your doctor to review the findings and see if your pain is better. ...Read more

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Small separated custom left hepatic love no cholelithiasis. Tiny sub centimeter cysts in right kidney. R these dangerous?

Small separated custom left hepatic love no cholelithiasis. Tiny sub centimeter cysts in right kidney. R these dangerous?

Small: Renal cysts are of no concern, they are a common incidental finding. Not sure what you are trying to describe with respect to the hepatic finding. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more