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36 weeks pregnant. Baby have both hands in a fist close to face in the womb. What's the meaning of that ?

36 weeks pregnant. Baby have both hands in a fist close to face  in the womb. What's the meaning of that ?

Fisting: the infant in utero is fisting and that position is comfortable and normal. Overlapping of fingers can be a genetic trait and be indicative of a genetic abnormality if seen and diagnosed by a pedi MD after birth. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain in hands and can't clench fist? What could it be?

What can I do for this pain in hands and can't clench fist? What could it be?

Trigger finger: Is a common cause of this complaint. There is limited mobility in the finger, pain where the finger meets the palm, often called the finger palm crease, pressure causing pain can be a sign of stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger it is treated by antiinflammatories, corticosteriod injection and perhaps surgery if symptoms do not go away. ...Read more

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Why do I always feel weakness in my hands after making a fist? Why do my hands feel that way?

Why do I always feel weakness in my hands after making a fist? Why do my hands feel that way?

Some thoughts: If you make the fist in response to strong emotion, not unique afterwards to feel a let-down or "weakness". If you have a pinched nerve at the wrist or within the central palm, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, the fisting action could create further compression and more symptoms. Could be sorted out with an emg/nerve conduction test if necessary, if the problem intensifies. ...Read more

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When i close my fist, my hand tingles. What does this mean?

When i close my fist, my hand tingles. What does this mean?

Increased pressure: When you make a fist the flexor tendons glide proximally through the carpal tunnel. In some individuals the lumbrical muscles which arise from the profundus tendons pass back into the carpal tunnel causing pressure on the median nerve. This results in tingling and numbness in the median nerve distribution to the thumb, index finger, long finger and half the ring finger. ...Read more

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What would make it very painful to move your hand or make a fist?

What would make it very painful to move your hand or make a fist?

Injury/bruising?: Have you injured it by lifting/straining, overusing it? If so, ice or heat to the area may help. Could also be due to arthritis or pinched nerve. If not improving in a few days, see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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My hands hurt, and it's hard to make a fist, what could cause this?

My hands hurt, and it's hard to make a fist, what could cause this?

Hands hurting: Is there any history of injury? Chronic strain or overuse? Any swelling? Any redness or tenderness? Is the discomfort localized to the joints or does it involve the entire hand? These are important questions or answers needed to make a diagnosis. If symptoms persist, you will have to see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pain when I put my hand in a fist should I be worried?

I have a lot of pain when I put my hand in a fist should I be worried?

Hand pain : I sincerely think you should get checked. Normally when you make a fist it should not hurt, either you have some kind of tendinitis, or dupuytren's contracture or arthritis. Hard to tell without examination. ...Read more

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When outside at night my hand begin to get hot, itch, hurt very badly and swell to the point tha i can no longer make a fist. 29yrs old and healthy. ?

When outside at night my hand begin to get hot, itch, hurt very badly and swell to the point tha i can no longer make a fist. 29yrs old and healthy. ?

Sounds allergic: This sounds like an allergic reaction. Try to figure out what it is that you encounter outside at night that could be causing the reaction. Are you touching anything, inhaling anything or having any type of exposure such as eating/drinking outside. If you can find the cause, avoid it. If you can't, try an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before you go out. If that fails, see your doctor. ...Read more

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