Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Conceptual Paper Volume 4 Issue 6

Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy

Dayabati Soyam*

Department of Obstetric and Gynaecological Nursing, Pal college of Nursing and Medical Sciences, Haldwani, India

*Corresponding Author: Dayabati Soyam, Department of Obstetric and Gynaecological Nursing, Pal college of Nursing and Medical Sciences, Haldwani, India.

Received: May 10, 2022; Published: May 26, 2022


Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is a liver disorder which occur during third trimester of pregnancy and subside after delivery. The condition occurs in all ages both primiparous and multiparous women. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is more common in women with family history of this disorder and also use of oral contraceptives. The causes are unknown but it may due to genetic, hormonal and environmental factors. During pregnancy, due to increase of estrogen the flow of bile in liver was slow. So, bile builds up with liver and enter through bloodstream. Main symptom is itching which is usually occur in hand and feet and spread to other parts body. Itching is worse at night. Ursodeoxycholic acid 15-20 mg/kg/day is choice of drug to improve itching. Monitored women with twin pregnancy and history of still birth closely during third trimester of pregnancy.

Keywords:Intrahepatic Cholestasis; Pregnancy


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Citation: Dayabati Soyam. “Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy". Acta Scientific Women's Health 4.6 (2022): 78-80.


Copyright: © 2022 Dayabati Soyam. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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