Itchy skin

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  1. mumtobe01

    mumtobe01 one perfect little boy!

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    I have REALLLLLLY itchy shins at the moment!! I am scratching them raw they are so itchy! Pregnancy symptom or not? :shrug:
     
  2. KatieMRi

    KatieMRi Well-Known Member

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    Could be your skin stretching, you're told not to scratch though as it can increase the chances of stretch marks, you're also told to use a body brush to increase the flow of blood to the skin to help it stretch, which does contradict the first lol :S
     
  3. mumtobe01

    mumtobe01 one perfect little boy!

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    But would my skin skin be stretching?!
     
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    lisrad Well-Known Member

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    where abouts is your skin itchy? belly? hands? arms? feet? all over?
     
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    just read your post again.. shins not skin!!! oops sorry. is anywhere itchy though?
     
  6. mumtobe01

    mumtobe01 one perfect little boy!

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    :lol: just realised I put 'skin skin' I meant to put 'shin skin'.
     
  7. mumtobe01

    mumtobe01 one perfect little boy!

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    I am getting itchy boobies :blush:
     
  8. lisrad

    lisrad Well-Known Member

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    not meanin to worry you but i had a condition with my first pregnancy where my skin (mainly hands and feet though) became ridiculously itchy. I mentioned it to my mw who did a blood test and told me i had choleostasis, a condition where the liver starts playing up and can be dangerous... however i was really late in my pregnancy by then. I'm sure you're fine as you are still early but I think you should def mention to your mw at your next appt, a simple blood test will put your mind at rest.
    I'm sure you'll be fine, but it wouldn't be right if I didnt mention it....
     
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    lisrad Well-Known Member

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    itchy boobies though probably could well be through growth and stretching skin.

    Just reread my previous post.. and i realise that sounds worrying but please dont worry though!!
     

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