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A 34-year-old member asked:

why do i have numbness or tingling in various parts of the body associated with hypothyroidism?

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Dr. M Felix Freshwater
Hand Surgery 49 years experience
Possibly: Hypothyroidism causes thickening of the covering around tendons called synovium. In some parts of the body, like the carpal tunnel, there is only so much space. If the space is filled with the thicker synovium then the nerve that also is in the carpal tunnel gets pinched. That causes numbness and/or tingling.

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