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I'm so glad I didn't find out about this before today, and I'm hoping it's nothing, but someone suggested to Molck something about looking into obstetric cholestasis for her itchiness/twitchyness. I just randomly looked it up, too, because hey, I'm uncontrollably itchy and have been having weird feelings in my legs and hands.<br><br>
Except for the jaundice, I have ALL the symptoms.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I even have the more rare abdominal pain that's the reason I went in to my midwife in the first place. She put me on a low-fat diet and said if it didn't take care of the pain, she'd run some tests.<br><br>
I just called my midwife's office and told them that I want to do the Bile Acid Test and a Liver Function Test to test for it. They said they'll research what they need to do for it and we'll do them ASAP. I'm so worried. Ugh.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I hope you're not facing that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">. I really hope it's nothing. I haven't read the reply to me in the other thread yet ....<br><br>
Now I'm going to have to go look it up; we can be worried pregnant ladies together until we both find out we're fine. Right?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">. I really hope it's nothing. I haven't read the reply to me in the other thread yet ....<br><br>
Now I'm going to have to go look it up; we can be worried pregnant ladies together until we both find out we're fine. Right?</div>
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Everyone in your thread seems to think it's RLS, which I agree with, though it can't hurt to get tested for it in your case. A 100% negative is always better than not knowing, right?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Everyone in your thread seems to think it's RLS, which I agree with, though it can't hurt to get tested for it in your case. A 100% negative is always better than not knowing, right?</div>
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Yeah, I just looked it up, and it doesn't sound like me. I do get the itchy soles of my feet (did even pre-preg), but otherwise the symptoms don't obviously fit.<br><br>
Yuck. I'm so sorry you're having to deal with these complications. Please let us know as soon as you find anything out.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I hope you get good news
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I sure hope it turns out not to be that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">. Keep us posted.
 

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This webpage looks like it might be helpful. It has a part to help you diagnose whether you have this or not as well as other support for moms who do. I hope everything is alright. Sorry you itch!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This webpage looks like it might be helpful. It has a part to help you diagnose whether you have this or not as well as other support for moms who do. I hope everything is alright. Sorry you itch!</div>
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What page?
 

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So they drew blood for a Liver Function Test and a Serum Bile Acid Test. They're really concerned, so they're going for next-day bloodwork. The midwife I saw said she's never actually seen a case of obstetric cholestasis in her clinical experience, so she needs to read up on it.<br><br>
I guess we'll find out tomorrowish. I hate waiting, even though there's nothing more I can do.
 

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Good luck with the results tomorrow Sara, I'll be thinking about you. Waiting for answers is the fricking worst. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Aww, you'll be in my thoughts!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I'm so glad you looked into it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> It's one of the more serious complications of pregnancy and one of the few I would expect/demand more intervention and monitoring for. I hope it's not, and I'm praying for you!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I'm glad they're taking good care of you! I hope the tests turn out fine!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I guess we'll find out tomorrowish. I hate waiting, even though there's nothing more I can do.</div>
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Sending lots of positive vibes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">. (I'm glad you were able to get in so quickly, and get the ball moving on this.)
 

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I hope the test results show it's nothing.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">. Hope they get the results to you soon, and I'm glad to hear your MWs moved so quickly on this. Keeping you in my thoughts.
 
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