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Old Jul 11th, 2009, 12:43 PM   21
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I just wanted to add my support for this sticky. Amy and I almost lost our little one due to this even though she was under close observation. Happy ending though as LO was delivered by emergency C-section at 37 weeks.



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Old Jul 20th, 2009, 12:09 PM   22
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Ive suspected I may have this condition for a couple of weeks now. My arms and legs have been itching like mad! The doctor said it was normal & gave me some piriton, even though it hadnt been proven safe for pregnancy. Took it for a week with no improvement so i stopped taking it, and I also noticed a change in movement in my LO. This started to make me worry, so i went back to the docs & was seen by a different doctor, I demanded a blood test to rule out Obstetric Cholestasis. So I have had that today & get the results Thursday. I think you have to be really demanding with doctors etc as I feel that I was easily fobbed off, which could have fatal consequences if it was left unchecked! x



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2009, 14:20 PM   23
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oh sweetie, that is shocking that you got fobbed off like that the first time around
Good luck for your results on Thursday x



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2009, 14:33 PM   24
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oh sweetie, that is shocking that you got fobbed off like that the first time around
Good luck for your results on Thursday x
Thank you Jo. Its been driving me mad! I didnt really have much faith in the first doctor as he always seems to look online to see if I can have certain medications! I will update everyone Thursday!



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2009, 13:48 PM   25
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Blood Test Results back!


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Ive suspected I may have this condition for a couple of weeks now. My arms and legs have been itching like mad! The doctor said it was normal & gave me some piriton, even though it hadnt been proven safe for pregnancy. Took it for a week with no improvement so i stopped taking it, and I also noticed a change in movement in my LO. This started to make me worry, so i went back to the docs & was seen by a different doctor, I demanded a blood test to rule out Obstetric Cholestasis. So I have had that today & get the results Thursday. I think you have to be really demanding with doctors etc as I feel that I was easily fobbed off, which could have fatal consequences if it was left unchecked! x
Called the doctor for my blood test results today & they said that my HB was borderline, and recommended an iron rich diet & to retest in 1months time, and the other test recommended a protein rich diet. The doctor will call me monday morning to discuss it further. But I do feel I havent been given a proper answer. Why would just my arms & legs be itching if I was lacking in iron & protein? Guess I'll just see what the doctor says.



 
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Old Aug 2nd, 2009, 21:38 PM   26
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wat did the doctor say in the end hun?x



 
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Old Dec 14th, 2009, 12:02 PM   27
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arrgghhh help, I don't kno if I should be worried after reading this? I had my gallbladder removed when I was 13, this obviously produces bile, the midwife and docs kno about it but have not mentioned about it being a problem, I was really iching the other night but haven't since and I always seem to be warmer than my oh! I'm only just over 13 week tho, can it effect at any point in pregnancy?? thanks!x



 
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Old Apr 15th, 2010, 13:48 PM   28
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recently diagnosed with OC


I am 31 weeks and this week was diagnosed with OC. My dr warned me that they may have to deliver early if my liver enzymes get too high? Does anyone else know any other things to look for that would cause them to deliver early??



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Old May 2nd, 2010, 05:07 AM   29
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I have to say it's a great idea you have put information on this site about Cholostasis. In my first pregnancy I was itching so badly I had to scratch my feet with a knife til they were red raw. I cried with the itchiness. It was horrible. I think I had it long before I was actually dignosed with Cholostasis at about 34 weeks but because It was so progressed at that stage I had to stay in hospital as I got so ill. I then delivered my baby at 36 weeks and 5 days.

Then my second pregnancy I knew all about it so I knew the signs. I was diagnosed cholostasis at approximately 25 weeks.

My third pregnancy I was diagnosed it at 19-20 weeks. The midwives at the antenatal clinic were so shocked I'd got it so early, as it does tend to be the 3rd trimester.

I am now 14 weeks pregnant with baby # 4 and I can see the signs already. this week I have been itching like crazy on my feet, hands and back. I will explain to my midwife on thursday about this but it sounds crazy to have developed it at only 14 weeks doesn't it?? Maybe I'm mistaken but I know the signs.



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Old May 2nd, 2010, 05:09 AM   30
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I am 31 weeks and this week was diagnosed with OC. My dr warned me that they may have to deliver early if my liver enzymes get too high? Does anyone else know any other things to look for that would cause them to deliver early??
In Leeds, it is routine for them to deliver at 37 weeks no matter if the level gets too high. If you are diagnosed with OC then you always get delivered early.



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