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

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Dr. Gregory Gapp
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gregory Gapp
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