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Skin turning yellow in pregnancy?

(15 Posts)
divadee Sat 27-Aug-16 11:18:57

I'm 17+4 and I noticed the other day my legs looked a bit yellowy in colour. Today I noticed my stomach is the same. My partner just noticed as well and said your skin looks a bit yellow. Is this normal in pregnancy? Do I need to worry?

Blueisthemagicnumber Sat 27-Aug-16 11:22:09

I would phone the out of hours service or midwife if you have got the number.

ElspethFlashman Sat 27-Aug-16 11:22:53

It's a blood test you need. You can't tell much without it. GP can do it.

CanandWill Sat 27-Aug-16 11:23:37

Do you think it could be jaundice? You need to see a doctor.

FathomsDeep Sat 27-Aug-16 11:23:43

No it's not a normal symptom of pregnancy. You need to get seen. I would phone out of hours. Are the whites of your eyes yellow? Is your urine discoloured?

cariboo Sat 27-Aug-16 11:24:06

Get it checked. Could have something to do with your liver.

divadee Sat 27-Aug-16 11:25:28

Wow thanks everyone for the quick replies. My eyes seem fine and urine seems a normal colour. And it's not a dark yellow as my first daughter had jaundice after birth and it's nowhere near as bad as that. Just a yellow tinge so to speak.

Maybe I will give 111 a ring.

PotteringAlong Sat 27-Aug-16 11:27:50

Not normal, no. Call your midwife. There will be a number on your notes.

cookiefiend Sat 27-Aug-16 11:30:39

If you have an out of hours number for the midwife use that rather than 111- you'll get better advice and likely a visit from your local team if needed.

divadee Sat 27-Aug-16 12:06:27

Thanks everyone. Midwifes phone was switched off so I called 111 they have given me the number for an emergency GP that is open today saying its best I'm seen in 24 hours so will be giving them a ring.

I haven't turned into Marge Simpson so it's not an horrendous yellow colour just a slight tinge!

SpaceDinosaur Sat 27-Aug-16 12:08:01

Good job for noticing a slight tinge. Hope everything goes ok with the doctor

Frusso Sat 27-Aug-16 12:23:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PotteringAlong Sat 27-Aug-16 14:39:33

Have you managed to get an appointment?

divadee Sat 27-Aug-16 14:43:09

I'm going at 5 pottering. They run an appt based service. Better than a sit and wait on a bank holiday!

PotteringAlong Sat 27-Aug-16 15:23:43

Awesome! Hope everything is ok flowers

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