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Cholestasis disease of pregnancy

Cholestasis disease of pregnancy: Introduction

Cholestasis disease of pregnancy: A liver condition that can occur usually in the last stage of pregnancy. The flow of bile in the gallbladder or liver is impaired by the high levels of pregnancy hormones. The bile acids build up in the organs and then enter the bloodstream. The main symptom is usually itching. Symptoms usually resolve after delivering the baby. Risk factors includes existing liver condition, multiple pregnancy and a family history of the condition. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Cholestasis disease of pregnancy is available below.

Symptoms of Cholestasis disease of pregnancy

Treatments for Cholestasis disease of pregnancy

  • Regular monitoring; medications: topical medications to control itch, medications to reduce bile acids e.g. ursodeoxycholic acid; cold baths to slow blood flow; early delivery
  • This condition resolves spontaneously after delivery, therefore treatment is aimed at relief of symptoms for the mother, and ensuring foetal wellbeing. Treatments include:
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Prognosis for Cholestasis disease of pregnancy

Prognosis for Cholestasis disease of pregnancy: Most cases are mild and monitoring is all that is required. More serious cases may require proactive treatment such as delivering the baby early in order to prevent complications mainly involving the unborn baby.

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