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I have itching on my hands and feet. Is it Obstetric Cholestasis?

Hello! I'm 28 weeks pregnant and from about 10 days back I started having itching on my hands and feet. I sometimes have itching just about anywhere on my body but mainly hands and feet. I've seen a gastro specialist and my obstetrician who all recommended me to do the regular liver function test.These tests show normal results. My husband and I are worried because he's French and in France they do a Bile Acids test to determine if it is really Obstetric Cholestasis . The liver function test turning up negative does not necessarily mean that I do not have OC. Kindly tell me where in Bangalore or anywhere in India I could get the serum Bile Acids Test done. Thank you, Suja
Asked On : Sun, 11 Jul 2010
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Hi,thanks for query.It is better that you go ultrasound of abdomen to rule our any form obstruction in your bile system.Blood tests can definitely point towards in form of obstruction will reflect as rise in bilirubin level.Do not worry do as per the advise from gastro specialist and take his advise.
wishing you good health.
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