Intrahepatic Cholestasis Of Pregnancy

Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is a liver disorder seen in the second or third trimester of pregnancy. Here, liver function is impaired due to the build-up of bile in the liver. The symptoms observed in this condition are intense itching in the palms and feet, dark urine, light-colored stools, and jaundice.

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Having itching all over the body during pregnancy. How to get relief?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 weeks pregnant. I have itching all over the body for the past three weeks. So the doctor suggested me to do an LFT test. I have an ALT of 27 U/L and AST of 24 U/L. But alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is high with a value of 225 IU/L. Do I have OC and ICP? Kindly suggest me a treatment...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This condition is known as pregnancy-related cholestasis. Your other liver enzymes are normal. It is a benign condition, and it will go away after delivering a baby. Just be careful abo...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Udiliv during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is in her 7th month of pregnancy. Since last 15 to 20 days, she has been experiencing itching throughout her body. She was ordered liver function test. Report for blood sample collected and attached. Based on this report, she has been taking Udiliv 150 mg twice a day and also Li...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to She is suffering from IHCP or intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and hence the itching. The parameters have deranged and AST (aspartate aminotransferase), ALT (alanine aminotransferase) and Alkaline phosphatase hav...  Read Full »

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