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A 22-year-old female asked:

22 5'8 148 lbs 3 1/2 months postpartum i keep having numbing tingling sensation in left arm radiating to neck chest pain and hot flashes i breastfeed?

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Dr. Yvette Westford
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
No worries: Congratulations on the baby Allison. Unfortunately they can reek havoc on your body. I would recommend you start with the basic moist heat, massage & lymphatic drainage of that left arm. Carpal Tunnel syndrome is a distinct possibility. Try a cock up splint. You may need an MRI of your C-Spine if not improving. I wouldn't worry about the vasomotor symptoms. They will resolve with time. Common!
Last updated Apr 1, 2018


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