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Cholestasis

Hi I've been diagnosed with cholestasis of pregnancy at 23 weeks! Early right?!...however, my doctor had mentioned she never seen a case this severe. I am itchy all over. I have developed rashes all on my back, legs, breast and stomach. My eyes are slightly yellow. She even mentioned that I may have pupps as well. I am really going through it
And she is saying she wants to induce me at 38 weeks. After reading other forums about moms that developed cholestasis at 32 weeks and beyond getting induced at 35 or 36 weeks. I feel my doctor is overlooking my diagnosis and waiting too late to induce me. I am only 31 weeks right now and I'm scared of not only my health but I've read the babies are at increased risk for still birth. I would really like a second opinion about this. 31 weeks with twin boys
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Hi,
The term "cholestasis" refers to any condition in which the flow of bile, a digestive fluid from the liver, slows or stops.  Cholestasis of pregnancy can trigger intense itching, usually on the hands and feet but sometimes on other parts of the body. Cholestasis of pregnancy can be intensely uncomfortable but poses no long-term risk to the mother. Cholestasis of pregnancy can be dangerous for a developing baby, however. Cholestasis may increase the risks for foetal distress, preterm birth, or stillbirth. Women with cholestasis should be monitored closely and serious consideration should be given to inducing labour once the baby’s lungs have reached maturity. Lung maturity can be achieved as early as 34 weeks of pregnancy in some cases.
The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations. You are requested to consult your Doctor. Take care and keep us posted.
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