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Old Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:32 AM   41
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I said it to my mw the first time [ itchy palms and feet] - she took no notice.
I sait it again to a different mw and she sent me for a blood test.
I got a phone call and was told it was abnormal...i was in a panic as was told just to wait to see the mw a few days later. Not good enough, i phoned back. Seems my blood test was normal..for a pregnant woman! Anway, i have to say, the doctor knew NOTHING about this disorder!!!! He had to phone the maternity hospital to find out about it. Beware, a lot of doctors especially know nothing about it.
When i had my ds, there was a lady who had it at 33wks. They had admitted her and were debating whether to deliver her baby. The poor woman was so itchy everywhere, she was in an awful state. I felt for her. x
I agree...dont take no for an answer.
My palm has been itchy a few times in this pregnancy , nothing major...but i always think about it.



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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 06:32 AM   42
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I've got Gilbert's Syndrome which is where I have really high levels of billirubin in my liver which causes me to have a fast metabolism and feel tired a lot. My consultant is monitoring my bloods as she said that there is a risk that I could get this and I think I will as I itch loads. I had forgotten what it was called though so thanks for posting it! The down side of having gilbert's syndrome means that I can't have any painkillers as my liver can't break the toxins down properly. The joys of being pregnant x



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 13:06 PM   43
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I had OC with my second pregnancy. I was very itchy but also felt like my morning sickness was returning and my Dad even commented that I looked a bit yellow. Also, TMI, my stools were a really funny pale yellow colour which is another lesser known symptom. I called my midwife and she asked me to come in for bloods. I was diagnosed the same day which was a Friday. I must say my hospital were very on the ball, I was monitered over the weekend and had a c-section on the Monday as my levels were high, at 37 weeks. I am now 16 weeks pregnant and apparently have about a 60% chance of getting it again. I am under a consultant this time as a result of this. I would say if you have any of the symptoms (itching, nausea, jaundice, pale stools) put your foot down and get a blood test. Better to be safe than sorry.



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Old Mar 8th, 2011, 15:21 PM   44
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I had the symptoms of this with my first pregnancy. Horrible itching all over, especially bad on the palms of my hands and soles of my feet. Went to my Dr. right away after doing some research on line. The blood work came back negative for it.

We don't know for certain what caused my son's death, but the high-risk specialist I am seeing now feels that I had something going on related to this. That further testing (whatever that would entail) would have shown that I was having problems.

Obviously it's something we're going to be watching for very closely during this pregnancy

I'm glad you posted this so everyone is aware and gets checked out if they're having symptoms.

Best of luck to everyone.



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 11:12 AM   45
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I had the symptoms of this with my first pregnancy. Horrible itching all over, especially bad on the palms of my hands and soles of my feet. Went to my Dr. right away after doing some research on line. The blood work came back negative for it.

We don't know for certain what caused my son's death, but the high-risk specialist I am seeing now feels that I had something going on related to this. That further testing (whatever that would entail) would have shown that I was having problems.

Obviously it's something we're going to be watching for very closely during this pregnancy

I'm glad you posted this so everyone is aware and gets checked out if they're having symptoms.



Best of luck to everyone.
How awful for you to have lost your baby. Noone should ever go through that. I was so worried i had it. It just goes to show and what makes it worse is that very few doctors seem to know about it. Really wish you all the best for this pregnancy xxxxxx



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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 11:19 AM   46
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Thank you mumoffive. I was thinking about this last night and hoped I didn't scare anyone by my post. Cholestasis was not a definite cause of death but is a red flag looking back on the last week prior to his death.

Anyway, thank you for your kind words.....



 
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Old May 16th, 2011, 05:20 AM   47
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I also have itchiness on my arms and legs. When I scrathed it, sometimes the rashes will appear. during my first trimester, i had a blood test, testing my liver enzymes but the results are normal. Now I am in my 24th week and i stll have itchiness.
My dermatologist prescribe me a corticosteroid and some beta creme..
Still im feeling itchy.. Huhhuhuh...



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Old Jul 6th, 2011, 04:13 AM   48
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My sister lost her first son to OC due an un educated midwife who kept telling her she had an allergic reaction and to change her soap, when Jack finally stopped moving and alerted my sister to seek advice from the hospital it was too late and Jack had to be delivered stillborn, thanks to the midwife!!
If this thread educates you just to trust your instincts and mum knows best it may save a life!!



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Old Jul 7th, 2011, 05:59 AM   49
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deeh, so sorry about your sister's experience. you mind if I ask how far along she was when she lost LO? I am waiting on results today to see if I have it



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2011, 05:06 AM   50
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sorry just read this 34 weeks xx
she has gone on to have two gorgeous children now as they were aware and able to treat her and teh babies have to be delivered before 34 weeks also



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