What are the symptoms of Acute Fatty Liver Disease in Pregnancy (AFLP)?
Often symptoms of AFLP are non-specific and can be mistaken for another condition, making early diagnosis difficult. Symptoms of AFLP may include:
• nausea and vomiting
• lack of appetite
• abdominal pain and indigestion
• non-specifically feeling unwell (malaise)
• excessive tiredness (fatigue)
• jaundice – a condition in which the whites of the eyes go yellow and, in more severe cases, the skin also turns yellow (for more information see useful words)
• excessive thirst
If your symptoms are severe or begin to get worse, you should go straight to hospital.
Acute fatty liver of pregnancy is a very serious condition that can cause rapid liver and kidney failure and can be life-threatening for both mother and baby if not diagnosed.