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Old Aug 24th, 2008, 22:12 PM   31
karenshaz
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hi, just wanted to stay that what your doctors saying about steroids is rubbish. I had them at 28weeks and I know a few ppl who had them a lot earlier



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Old Jan 12th, 2009, 04:28 AM   32
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Hello:wave:


I am 28 weeks pregnant with my third baby. Ive had itching that started on my lower bk and has moved all way up to the middle of my bk now. Then it started on my lower arms with some itching on my hands and feet. The itching on my hands and feet usually only happens in the evening,not so much during the day. My chest and neck have also started to itch now. The itching feels almost similar to a mosquito bite,you start scratching and you cant stop! Does this sound serious? I have an appointment with my mw wednesday morning and will mention it to her. Please any advice would be greatly appreciated...



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Old Jan 12th, 2009, 05:53 AM   33
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i would def mention it to her and ask her if she will get you a liver function blood test and bile acid test if possible. hope this helps.



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2009, 04:58 AM   34
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i have had the itchy feet bad at night and itching else where during the day. Called the nurse and she said its just normal itching just to take benadryl. I went to my reg doc, not ob and had them do blood work since all the information i have found about it and that it can be serious. I get results this afternoon. Better to be safe than sorry and put your mind at ease that its ok.



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Old Jan 16th, 2009, 07:50 AM   35
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i have had the itchy feet bad at night and itching else where during the day. Called the nurse and she said its just normal itching just to take benadryl. I went to my reg doc, not ob and had them do blood work since all the information i have found about it and that it can be serious. I get results this afternoon. Better to be safe than sorry and put your mind at ease that its ok.
I had my bloods done on wednesday and should hopefully get results bk today,if not monday. I agree better safe than sorry. But the itching is unbearable. Hope you get gd news hun.



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Old Jan 16th, 2009, 07:51 AM   36
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good luck with your results, it is far better to have a blood test and nothing be there than put it down to normal itching x



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2009, 01:33 AM   37
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So my first blood work came back fine, i went to my ob and he did the bile salts blood test that will take a week for the results to get back. In the mean time he gave me meds to help reduce the itch and reduce the bile salts. He said that he will induce me by the end of this week. I am 38wks today, why cant he just induce me now so i dont have to take any meds. I'm just getting put through more miserable pain with the side effects of the meds and everything else.



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Old Jan 18th, 2009, 14:11 PM   38
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i had itching from finding out i was pregnant but recently had itchy palms and feet i went for my bloods done and was diagnosed with oc im on medication now 6 a day til birth xx



 
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Old Jul 12th, 2009, 15:16 PM   39
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Thanks for this thread! i know im near the end of my pregnancy but for the past week i have had extremely itch legs and my arms have been a little itchy 2...
my legs are the worst,i have scratched them so much that they bled and its driving me up the wall!
also not been able to get up and do little things like housework...cook dinner etc due to feeling too hot(despite having every window and door open and also several fans around the house) and feeling too tired (i went to bed at 10pm last night,didnt wake til 1.30pm today and have just woken from a 3 hour nap!)

im like that most days and now a little worried...

Is this something that could wait till my m/w appointment on wednesday? or do i need to get it checked out ASAP?

thanks xx



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2009, 17:48 PM   40
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i can't thank anyone enough for trying to raise awareness on this condition. it's mainly doctors, though, that don't seem to know a thing, especially in smaller hospitals like the one that i am based at.

i have been itchy this pregnancy and have had to fight tooth and nail just to get a blood test every four weeks.

at the very end of my pregnancy, though i am going to fight again for even more. it started with itchy hands and feet at 18 weeks pregnant and now i am nearly 29 weeks and i am itching all over. i have had two normal test results come back, but i am blue in the face explaining to doctors that if the itching continues throughout the rest of my pregnancy it doesn't mean that i don't have obstetric cholestasis.

it makes me so angry. when i have had my baby i am going to forge a complaint so that hopefully the hospital i am based at improves their policy a bit.



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