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
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.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.