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My wife has been diagnosed with cholestasis. How does this affect pregnancy?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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In brief: In bad way

Upon diagnosis, most providers will prescribe ursodeoxycholic acid.
While there is no cure for for it, and no way to guarantee a successful outcome, studies have shown a slightly better fetal and maternal outcome from administration of ursodeoxycholic acid, whereas Cholestyramine appears to only relieve itching. Giving vit k during delivary. Delivery by 37 completed weeks is considered crucial

In brief: In bad way

Upon diagnosis, most providers will prescribe ursodeoxycholic acid.
While there is no cure for for it, and no way to guarantee a successful outcome, studies have shown a slightly better fetal and maternal outcome from administration of ursodeoxycholic acid, whereas Cholestyramine appears to only relieve itching. Giving vit k during delivary. Delivery by 37 completed weeks is considered crucial
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