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How is cholestasis of pregnancy diagnosed?

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Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Bile Acid levels

Cholestasis of pregnancy presents with total body itching, usually no rash, & diagnosis is usually made with an elevated level of bile acids.
We also follow liver functions, treat with ursodiol (actigall) & monitor the fetus with twice weekly nsts & afi checks. Early delivery is usually warranted to avoid demise, no one really has a good explanation why this occurs. Take care.

In brief: Bile Acid levels

Cholestasis of pregnancy presents with total body itching, usually no rash, & diagnosis is usually made with an elevated level of bile acids.
We also follow liver functions, treat with ursodiol (actigall) & monitor the fetus with twice weekly nsts & afi checks. Early delivery is usually warranted to avoid demise, no one really has a good explanation why this occurs. Take care.
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