Does jaundice only itch if it happens during pregnancy, or do all jaundiced people itch?

No. Any form of cholestatic disease (impaired of bile flow) can cause itching. In pregnancy, the most common cause is a condition known as cholestasis of pregnancy. In this disease the itching is thought to be due to elevated bile salt as a result of the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. Other more serious conditions include hellp syndrome and actute fatty libber of pregnancy.
All jaundice may. All jaundice may itch, especially when it comes to obstructive jaundice that causes more significant bilirubin elevation and therefore higher concentration of it in the skin that causes people to have pruritis (itchiness).

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Are there steps to take to avoid jaundice during pregnancy?

Depends on the cause. Often jaundice is caused by viral infection. Avoiding bodily fluids of infected people & dirty needles can help prevent some types of hepatitis. In other cases, jaundice can be due to exposure to liver toxins, eg, and evaluation by a GI doctor will be needed to determine what can be done to avoid problems. If pregnant women get conditions of the liver, they can be referred to mfm specialist first. Read more...
Depends on cause. It is not normal for a mother to develop jaundice during pregnancy. Causes include: reactivation or exacerbation of a viral hepatitis carrier state, gallstones, autoimmune hepatitis or more seriously, pre-eclamptic liver disease and hellp syndrome. In some cases, this may be a relatively benign form of jaundice, called intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Thus the cause must be determined. Read more...

Is Hepatitis B treatable during pregnancy? Does it go away on its own? What is the difference between Hepatitis B and jaundice?

Treatable. Hepatitis B is treatable and can go away on it's own.However,it is serious,can be transmitted to the baby,and can cause liver damage and increase the risk of liver cancer.A gastroenterologist and a maternal fetal medicine specialist should be helping to manage the hepatitis and the pregnancy.Hepatitis is one of the causes of jaundice which is the yellow color to skin and eyes due to high bilirubin. Read more...