I've jost joined. We're also confronted with PBC since hmmmm...2 Weeks or so....very fresh :(.
Since my wife was complaining about some unspecific pain on right upper side of the belly. We decided to
go to a doctor to check the gallbladder first.
To keep it short the story, at the End with the help of certain Blood parameters(gamma-GT, ALP and postive AMA) one Doctor said this is PBC!
My wife was pregnant last year and in the last couple of weeks she started itching...she then found out that it should be so called "Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy", she took Ursodeoxycholic Acid but didn't help much against ithcing, we decided(togoether with doctors) to bring the baby earlier to world than was calculated.
Baby got no Harm from the toxics in mothers blood and after the Birth my wife was Ok, itching was gone.
We also now know the Blood paramaters(related to Liver) during the whole pregnany quite well.
(and also before the pregnancy)
ALP and Gamma-GT was quite normal until the Cholestasis started. We only don't know the AMA before and during the pregnancy.
Last time I asked to Doctor that, whether the pregnancy can trigger the PBC? He said, "It's known that Pregnancy can provoke some immunological processes in the body".
Now, I know that it won't help much to know it, but I'm still curious about the relationship between Pregnancy and PBC.
Does Anyone know any avaliable data on that?