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My arms are going numb and tingling a lot. I'm 21 weeks and I had this with my first two pregnancies. What causes it?

My arms are going numb and tingling a lot. I'm 21 weeks and I had this with my first two pregnancies. What causes it?

Arm numbness: Sounds like carpel tunnel syndrome. It is fairly common in pregnancy due to swelling in the hands. It is caused by compression of a nerve as it passes from the wrist into the hand. Often worse in the dominant hand but can be in both hands. Can wake you up at night when the hands feel like they are "asleep". Will likely go away after delivery. Try wearing thumb spica splints at night. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Black dots on my face is it the pregnancy?

Black dots on my face is it the pregnancy?

Unclear: There are many reasons why a person might have black dots on their face. I would recommend purchasing an at home pregnancy test to determine if you are pregnant and seeking a consultation with a facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist to determine what has caused the black dots. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How to reduce pigmentation from face in pregnancy?

How to reduce pigmentation from face in pregnancy?

Melasma: This is called melasma, or chloasma. It is due to the hormonal influence oin the skin. Treatments must be done after pregnancy: chemical peels, superficial dermabrasion, to topical hydroquinone (perscription) will help. Also, use screen screens when in the sun. That will help prevent darkening of the melasma. ...Read more

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Why does the face skin hyperpigment during pregnancy?

Why does the face skin hyperpigment during pregnancy?

Chloasma: Chloasma is a required hypermelanosis of sun-exposed areas occurred during pregnancy and it can affect 50-70% of pregnant women. It presents as symmetric hyperpigmented macules, which can confluent or punctuate. The most common locations are the cheeks, the upper lip, the chin and the forehead. The exact mechanism by which pregnancy affects the process of melanogenesis is unknown. ...Read more

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Dandruff due to pregnancy, will head and shoulders work?

Dandruff due to pregnancy, will head and shoulders work?

Yes: Get a therapeutic version with either zinc or selenium sulfide -- apply and lather and leave in for 5-10 minutes and rinse out. Use daily until improved. ...Read more

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Is it normal during pregnancy to have growth of warts in the face?

Is it normal during pregnancy to have growth of warts in the face?

No: Warts on the face are not normal at any time, including during pregnancy. I hope that your under the care of an OB for the sake of your and your baby's health. Please discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Would 1% salicylic medication applied to the face be ok during pregnancy?

Would 1% salicylic medication applied to the face be ok during pregnancy?

Yes: High doses of salicylic acid in its oral form have been shown in studies to cause birth defects and various pregnancy complications. To be cautious, it is recommended that pregnant women avoid the topical use of salicylic acid but small amounts applied to the skin — such as a 1% salicylic acid-containing toner used once or twice a day — are considered safe. ...Read more

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During entire pregnancy, my baby has been very active and moved, is it possible sometimes she turns head down?

During entire pregnancy, my baby has been very active and moved, is it possible sometimes she turns head down?

Yes: Early in pregnancy there is a lot of room for the baby to move in the uterus, and likely there will be plenty of times when the baby is head down. About 75% of babies turn head down by 30 weeks for the duration of the gestation. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more