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Itching cause by liver disease?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology

In brief: Yes

If liver disease includes a rise in billirubin level, itching can become unbearable.
I saw a pregnant woman once with elevated billirubin from pregnancy related liver stasis. Her itching was so intense that she would use coat hangers on the bottoms of her feet until they bled from her scratching. Obviously, the itching can be miserable in this situation.

In brief: Yes

If liver disease includes a rise in billirubin level, itching can become unbearable.
I saw a pregnant woman once with elevated billirubin from pregnancy related liver stasis. Her itching was so intense that she would use coat hangers on the bottoms of her feet until they bled from her scratching. Obviously, the itching can be miserable in this situation.
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