Cholestasis

  • Alternative Names

    Intrahepatic cholestasis; Extrahepatic cholestasis


    Symptoms
    • Clay-colored or white stools
    • Dark urine
    • Inability to digest certain foods
    • Itching
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Pain in the right upper part of the abdomen
    • Yellow skin or eyes

    Signs and tests

    Blood tests may show higher than normal levels of bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase.

    Imaging tests are used to diagnose this condition. Tests include:

    • CT scan of the abdomen
    • MRI of the abdomen
    • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) (can also determine cause)
    • Ultrasound of the abdomen