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What is the treatment available for itching on my palms and feet or sometimes overall body when I am 9 weeks pregnant with my first baby?

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Posted on Thu, 17 Jun 2021
Question: Am 9 weeks pregnant with my first baby.. For the past two days, I developed mild to moderate itching on my palms and feet though sometimes it is thtoughout my body... I'm taking thyronorm 100 mcg in the morning, folvite mb in the afternoon and Susten sr 300 mg progesterone supplement at night. I'm taking these 3 medicines daily. Now, with these symptoms, I fear that I developed ICP that occurs during pregnancy. I heard that it usually occurs during third trimester. Please help. Can this occur this early? If yes, what are the treatments available?
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Answered by Dr. Soumya (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Allergy

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns.

Following is my reply:

1) This is unlikely to be ICP. This is commonly due to some form of allergy due to any environmental factors or allergen.

2) This should slowly reduce on its own. Dont worry about ICP.

3) If this is ICP ( Very very unlikely), treatments are available and can be cured medically.

4) If itching increases see your doctor for some blood tests.

Let me know if you need any more help.

Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Soumya (6 hours later)
Doctor, if you don't mind me asking, how do you say for sure that it is not ICP.?? Because am getting itchy on the two typical places like palm and soles of feet. It is manageable though. Now am getting it on top of my hands and legs...Could it be because am taking progesterone high dose?? I've never had any skin or liver disorder. And what are the tests done to rule out ICP?
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Answered by Dr. Soumya (19 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Stop progesterone

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

ICP is associated generalized itching all over body in most patients and not related to palm or soles only. Rather it is more on other parts of body.

Liver function blood tests can be done to rule out ICP. Please get this blood test done to put your mind at ease.

Some persons do complain such itching symptoms due to progesterone. Stopping progesterone brings relief to these people. You can stop progesterone as you dont need it after 9 weeks as placenta would have formed now. Please stop progesterone for a week and you might feel relief.

I dont think this is ICP.

Regards


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Follow up: Dr. Soumya (2 days later)
Ok doctor. Thank you. Today early morning, my husband and I had intercourse (no penetration) and he made me get orgasm externally. Then I got freaked out seeing bright red blood that we see during a period. I called my OB and she asked me to come for scan immediately. I even passed an half inch clot. I was so scared. Then my scan report that everything is fine with the baby with good heartbeat and strong movements. My OB told me to avoid intercourse. She had no idea where the blood and the clot came from. Now it got reduced and became brown in colour. No haematoma and internal OS is closed. These were there in the scan report. But am still nervous. Please tell me what would have caused the bleeding along with the clot.
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Answered by Dr. Soumya (42 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Wound during sex

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

When your husband tried to give orgasm externally, there is a possibility that his finger nails could have caused a small cut in vagina or one of those areas. Bleeding is likely to be from there.

This is unlikely to be from inside uterus or baby. I dont see any reason to worry.

Regards
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What is the treatment available for itching on my palms and feet or sometimes overall body when I am 9 weeks pregnant with my first baby?

Brief Answer: Allergy Detailed Answer: Hi, I understand your concerns. Following is my reply: 1) This is unlikely to be ICP. This is commonly due to some form of allergy due to any environmental factors or allergen. 2) This should slowly reduce on its own. Dont worry about ICP. 3) If this is ICP ( Very very unlikely), treatments are available and can be cured medically. 4) If itching increases see your doctor for some blood tests. Let me know if you need any more help. Regards