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Disease or Condition — Digestive Disorders:
intrahepatic cholestasis

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Description

Intrahepatic cholestasis is a condition in which the flow of bile from the liver is blocked or reduced. Bile is a fluid produced by the liver that helps to digest fats and remove waste products from the body. When the flow of bile is blocked or reduced, it can cause a buildup of bile acids in the liver and bloodstream, leading to a variety of symptoms, including jaundice, itching, dark urine, pale stools, and abdominal pain. Treatment for intrahepatic cholestasis may include medications to reduce bile acid levels, dietary changes, and lifestyle modifications. In some cases, a liver transplant may be necessary.

Synonyms
  • hepatocellular cholestasis
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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