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Is intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy painful?

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In brief: NO

Cholestasis of pregnancy does not generally cause pain.
The most common symptoms is pruritis (itching). It almost always starts with itching on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, and it is first noticed at night. The itching spreads to other parts of the body over time. Treatment with ursodiol (bile salts) can improve symptoms. Consultation with a high risk OB is recommended.

In brief: NO

Cholestasis of pregnancy does not generally cause pain.
The most common symptoms is pruritis (itching). It almost always starts with itching on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, and it is first noticed at night. The itching spreads to other parts of the body over time. Treatment with ursodiol (bile salts) can improve symptoms. Consultation with a high risk OB is recommended.
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