What are the tests for severe itching during pregnancy?

Usually none unless: While itchy skin comes with the pregnancy territory, if you have severe itching -- particularly on your hands and feet -- late in pregnancy that’s accompanied by dark-colored urine, light-colored bowel movements, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and fatigue, talk to your doctor. They could be signs of cholestasis, a disease that affects the liver and that could also affect baby’s health.

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What do symptoms of severe itching during pregnancy indicate?

See below: Skin may feel dry and itchy due to stretching and thightening of your belly. Changing hormones causes itching as well. Severe itching of the arms and legs could be pruritic urticarial papules and plaques during pregnancy (puppp). These itchy red spots on your skin will go away after you give birth.Itchy skin can also be a symptom of allergies or cholestasis of pregnancy. Check with your ob. Read more...