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Itchiness in pregnancy

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Reenypip Mon 19-Nov-12 22:41:11

anyone else have extreme itchiness in pregnancy? and the liver test was normal? with my first I had severe itchiness and the test was normal.

I'm now pregnant with my second and I have the itchiness with is so extreme! do I mention it?

Marcheline Mon 19-Nov-12 22:48:27

Yes! Had it v badly in previous oregnancy but it's yet to kick in this time. Try the E45 itch relief cream.

Mamuss Mon 19-Nov-12 22:50:25

Yes I had it bad. The liver test was fine but 2 years on the itchy legs have stayed. Mostly the evening though..

Mamuss Mon 19-Nov-12 22:51:19

Sorry not overly helpful I tried eurax i think and it did help smile

TeaDr1nker Mon 19-Nov-12 22:54:47

Have u had this checked out, just because your results were normal in your first pregnancy does not mean you won't have a problem in the next IYSWIM. Please get yourself checked out and monitored throughout the pregnancy.

Reenypip Mon 19-Nov-12 22:58:31

It's so annoying! It's really intense itching....! Urgh!
When I go for my bloods next week i shall mention then.
I do have a liver/blood condition called porphyria. I've never read anything on if about itchiness in pregnancy but ill mention to my porphyria specialist on Wednesday.

MB34 Mon 19-Nov-12 23:06:44

I've had this and all my blood results have been normal.

I tried everything - E45 itch relief cream, aqueous with menthol, tea tree cream, sudocrem, canesten HC - the itching was all over but the worst was in one place but nothing worked! Finally the antenatal doctor gave me chlorphenamine tablets and betnovate cream and they've worked wonders!

Reeny I would call your midwife tomorrow who may want to do your bloods sooner, as if it is your liver, they'll need to know asap. But if your bloods do come back as normal - keep pushing until you find something that works! It's so miserable being itchy - you have my sympathies.

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