Question by  gwknivesinc (6)

How does cholestasis in pregnancy affect the gallbladder?


Answer by  redmamaof5 (188)

A hormone during pregnancy slows down the liver and by doing that affects the bile and causes back up of the bile and bile ducts. This will require the removal of the gall bladder. The bile can spill into the bloodstream if the case is severe and cause poisoning in your system which will make you very sick.


Answer by  pinoot1976 (267)

Cholestasis or bile stasis may lead to further complications such as cholecystitis or inflammation of the gallbladder in pregnancy. It is usually termed acalculous cholecystitis in the absence of a gallbladder stone. Symptoms include recurrent upper abdominal pain, indigestion and fever.


Answer by  bharativarma (18)

It will cause inflammation of the gallbladder. The gallbladder which stores bile acid weakens and the build up of bile acid flows into the blood stream. Jaundice can also be caused due to this.


Answer by  karyn57 (22)

This is a buildup of bile in the gallbladder causing stones to form, which if the growth of the stones becomes exagerated it will cause severe cholesystasis equalling pain and inflammation with possible rupture where bile spills out into the abdomen.


Answer by  sharpe72 (214)

During pregnancy hormones can affect the function of the gall bladder, which can reduce or stop the flow of bile. The gall bladder stores bile that is produced by the liver which is necessary for the breakdown of fats in digestion. The gall bladder then weakens and a build up of bile acids flow into the bloodstream.


Answer by  worker2614 (137)

The bile in the gallbladder breaks down fats and digestion. When cholestasis occurs, there is a halt to the breakdown of the bile and it backs up the system.


Answer by  bilalsafat (5)

It affects the gallbladder by changing the normal functioning. However flow of bile is stopped into gallbladder resulting in excess build up of bile acids and hormones released during pregnancy.


Answer by  Rukmini (29)

Reduces flow of bile in the gallbladder leading to further complications like inflammation of gallbladder, jaundice; may also need to remove the gallbladder;


Answer by  andy33 (9)

common liver disease only happens in pregnancy.The gallbladder bile affected by high pregnancy hormones in the last trimester. hormones are high and goes away in a few days after delivery.


Answer by  unni (259)

Cholestasis in pregnancy affects the gallbladder by altering the normal functioning of the gallbladder whereby the flow of bile is decreased or stopped into the gallbladder resulting in jaundice or itching therefore resulting in excess build up of bile acids and hormones released during pregnancy will aggrevate it.

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