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My girlfriend is pregnant and is starting to itch all over a lot at night.....Any reasons why?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Pregnancy itching

Some women experience a very severe itching in late pregnancy.
The most common cause of this is cholestasis. The normal flow of bile is affected by amounts of pregnancy hormones.

In brief: Pregnancy itching

Some women experience a very severe itching in late pregnancy.
The most common cause of this is cholestasis. The normal flow of bile is affected by amounts of pregnancy hormones.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
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In brief: Hormones

As her hormones change, itching is not uncommon.

In brief: Hormones

As her hormones change, itching is not uncommon.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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In brief: Itching

It's not unusual to itch with pregnancy.
Sometimes it is a minor problem solved with creams and antihistamines. Rarely it can be a sign of more serious skin diseases so it is always good to see a dermatologist to get checked.

In brief: Itching

It's not unusual to itch with pregnancy.
Sometimes it is a minor problem solved with creams and antihistamines. Rarely it can be a sign of more serious skin diseases so it is always good to see a dermatologist to get checked.
Dr. Christopher Moeller
Dr. Christopher Moeller
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