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Are pregnant women more likely to get liver disease?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unique liver disease

Causes of jaundice peculiar to pregnancy: acute fatty liver, recurrent cholestasis, toxemias, hyperemesis.
Also, viral hepatitis causes about 50% of jaundice in pregnancy with consequence to the baby. Gallstones in pregnancy are of concern re: timing of diagnostic (x-ray exposure) & therapeutic options (ercp, surgery). Finally, preexisting chronic liver disease may deteriorate during pregnancy.

In brief: Unique liver disease

Causes of jaundice peculiar to pregnancy: acute fatty liver, recurrent cholestasis, toxemias, hyperemesis.
Also, viral hepatitis causes about 50% of jaundice in pregnancy with consequence to the baby. Gallstones in pregnancy are of concern re: timing of diagnostic (x-ray exposure) & therapeutic options (ercp, surgery). Finally, preexisting chronic liver disease may deteriorate during pregnancy.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: NO

No increased incidence of liver disease with pregnancy most common causes of liver disease are: hepatitis, fatty liver from obesity, alcohol, prescription and non prescription drugs, cancer, mononucleosis and about 50 more, non of which are related to pregnancy.

In brief: NO

No increased incidence of liver disease with pregnancy most common causes of liver disease are: hepatitis, fatty liver from obesity, alcohol, prescription and non prescription drugs, cancer, mononucleosis and about 50 more, non of which are related to pregnancy.
Dr. Richard Lipman
Dr. Richard Lipman
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No

No I do not believe so.

In brief: No

No I do not believe so.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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