Cholestasis of pregnancy

Also known as: Cholestatis
Cholestasis is a relatively rare syndrome that results when the flow of bile from the liver is impaired. Bile is a fluid secreted by the liver that passes, via the bile duct, into the intestine where it is essential for the digestion of fats. The many causes of cholestasis produce different symptoms. Common symptoms are dark urine, pale stools, and itchy (pruritic) and yellowed (jaundiced) skin.