Signs and symptoms of cholestasis of pregnancy may include:

  • Intense itching
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Light-colored bowel movements
  • Yellow eyes or skin

Often, however, intense itching — particularly on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet — is the only symptom of cholestasis of pregnancy. The itching may be worse, even intolerable, at night. The itching is most common during the third trimester of pregnancy, but sometimes begins earlier.

When to see a doctor

Contact your health care provider if you develop any signs or symptoms of cholestasis of pregnancy.

Oct. 12, 2011

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