I've been itching like buggery for around 10-14 days now, back, butt and thighs, and noticed today that my palms have started itching and tingling. I'm 27 weeks now, and put the itching down to hormone/growing etc, but i'm not especially big, and there's no stretching as such yet my palms feel as if i've been rubbing them on hessian, and they're sensitized and tingly, with quite a bit of itching in my fingers too any advice, comments etc welcome seeing MW next tues for routine appt - but if it gets any more intense, I'll call her before that many thanks, guys.
Go to your GP or walk in clinic as soon as you can. The sooner you get the ball rolling with OC, the better. It could just be that unexplained itchiness that pregnant women get, but if it's OC (which is quite rare, btw), the sooner you can have the relevant blood tests the better.
Thanks - left a message for MW today, so should hear back. Thing is, got scandinavian background, so it's a bit less rare pour moi, sadly. (Sits at laptop, scratching small of back in deeply attractive manner).
I had this in both pregnancies. Real PITA but had two healthy babies, both induced 37/38 weeks. If it is OC (blood tests should confirm - bile acids are the key indicator and this test should be repeated even if the first time they are normal as they can rise v quickly). In my case, the meds lowered all my blood indicators after a week or so and the itching subsided. Had to go to hosp for frequent montioring, and the worst thing was that 2nd time, the drs seemed to have even less of a clue about whether early induction is necessary or not and basically left it up to me to decide!
Thanks guys (especially fadingfast) - gave a sample earlier today, should have the results by Friday. The MW seems to be taking it seriously, as she called me in, and when I mentioned the "hessian" feeling she gave a wince and a "oh dear" kinda look. Itching is more pronounced in my palms now will update you as soon as i know.
Hi again, guys. Just had message from MW, apparently bile salts etc all normal, but my uric acid is elevated (dunno by how much, as was brief message). got my routine appt on Tues, and she wants to take more samples now, my blood pressure is anywhere between 90/40 and 100/60, and there was no protein in my wee on tues no kidney stones, not a mega high-protein diet, don't drink alcohol (had one beer since xmas!) and am not on any meds which could cause this do i need to start worrying here?
Sorry not sure what the raised uric acid might mean, but if your bile acids are ok then it might not be OC. They may well repeat the liver function tests to make sure. Are you still itchy? Try not to worry and let us know how you get on.