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Old Sep 10th, 2006, 09:26 AM   1
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Please Read - Obstetric Cholestasis


Hiya girls/ladies,

I thought it important that i start this thread as I had this condition when i was PG with Jack and there was very little information about it.

We all know the signs to look for with Pre Eclampsia but non of the baby books i was given explained about this.

This condition can be a threatening one to both mum and baby if not treated correctly (please don't be scared).

I started with mild itching on my arms at about 30 weeks, my MW sent me for blood tests and it was OC.

Basically it is a blood/ liver disorder flow of bile is restricted as the liver is not fuctioning properly which leads to a build up of bile acids in the blood which is what causes the itching.
I was given steroids and various other pill and potions (15 a day in all!!) and monitered very closly and the delivered Jack at 37 weeks

The main signs to look for are ITCHINESS, TIREDNESS(i know we are more tired anyway!) and FEELING INCREASINGLY HOT

I thought it important to post this now as it could be confused with the warm weather and it would be better to be safe than sorry.

I am going to put some links up for you if you have any questions please feel free to ask either on here or PM me

http://www.britishlivertrust.org.uk/...holestasis.asp
http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/23068933/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditio...estasis1.shtml

www.itchymoms.com

http://www.ocsupport.org.uk/



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2008, 06:25 AM   2
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Hiya, since i was about 14/15 weeks i have been having all of these signs at first i thought it was heat rash, as i was itching when i was hot and also getting alot of bumps where i was itching, then it, just started happening everyday and still now i am itching like mad and getting very hot all though my flat it not warm, i have made a doctors appointment for today as i read on another page that it can be in 2nd tri aswell so hopefully its not but dont know what it is other thatn that.



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2008, 06:29 AM   3
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well good luck hun, you did the right thing making an appointment
Its normally more in 3rd tri but i suppose it can happen earlier



 
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Old Feb 27th, 2008, 00:19 AM   4
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This is really scary i get itchy on my upper body all the time but i think it is just dry skin it happens to me when i am pregnant



 
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Old Feb 27th, 2008, 16:14 PM   5
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i went to the docs he said he cant tell at the mo he has given me some fexofenadine for now to see if that helps coz he thinks that it maybe n allergic reaction to sumthin if it dnt help to tell my MW and she will do the test for me



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 08:26 AM   6
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during my pregnancy with my son, i would always get very itchey hands and arms, i mentioned this to my mw who didnt seem to take any notice and so i did my own research and i came across info all about what it could be and one thing was this! i think reading it made me itch even more - so more than anything i think it was me panicking and it being in my head, everytime i saw the mw i was adement she check me for this but she just kept tellin me i was fine - and i was!

but i do agree that there should be more info out there about this as other than the odd info i could find online - i dont think many people get told about it!



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Old Jun 23rd, 2008, 12:05 PM   7
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Thanks for this thread!! as u said....better safe than sorry!! xx



 
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Old Jun 27th, 2008, 06:43 AM   8
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Thanks for this...

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Old Sep 5th, 2008, 13:26 PM   9
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hmmm. I have itchy boobs sometimes but i did get the hand thing and over heating which was nasty and my doc said it was normal. Its cleared up now though i hope that was just normal itching as i am nervoous reading all that now.



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Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 14:11 PM   10
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Your post is really helpful honey, so thank you! Saw GP today because of Itching! Have a blood tests tomorrow

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