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Is it normal for my fingers to be numb when I am 8 months pregnant?

Is it normal for my fingers to be numb when I am 8 months pregnant?

Numbness: Most pregnant women will not develop numbness of the fingers or hands during pregnancy. A small portion will develop this condition as a result of compression of the nerves in the wrist secondary to carpal tunnel syndrome of pregnancy. This usually resolves after delivery. If it gets worse during the pregnancy, go see your doctor. You might need to be referred to a specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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I am 32 weeks pregnant and lately I been feeling a tingling sensation in some of my fingers when I shower with hot water and some feel numb like a weird sensation, or if I'm resting my head on my arm. Is this normal?

I am 32 weeks pregnant and lately I been feeling a tingling sensation in some of my fingers when I shower with hot water and some feel numb like a weird sensation, or if I'm resting my head on my arm. Is this normal?

Can be: Numbness in hands and fingers very common in pregnancy. As long as you do not develop weakness or clumsiness in your hands, would not be worried. Almost always resolves after pregnancy. Any issues with vision change, increased tingling, increased blood pressure or significant increase in swelling (ALL women have some swelling but a sudden or significant change) you should see doc asap. ...Read more

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All fingers feel numb and tingly? And I am pregnant

All fingers feel numb and tingly? And I am pregnant

Many possible causes: If you are concerned about pregnancy, get a pregnancy test, but the tingling you describe is likely to be for other reasons. Hyperventillation, certain medications and more are possible causes. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my left hand on my finger tips. Sometimes it's the whole hand too. I'm pregnant w/ 3rd kid. 11 weeks pregnant. Should I be worried?

I have numbness in my left hand on my finger tips. Sometimes it's the whole hand too. I'm pregnant w/ 3rd kid. 11 weeks pregnant. Should I be worried?

Pregnant, numbness: Call your obstetrician to schedule an appointment. Fluid retention can cause symptoms like this but you deserve a checkup and a good physical exam. Good luck! ...Read more

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Plus size and pregnant numbness in fingertips with swelling in hands, arms. Thumb, index and middle fingers losing feeling

Plus size and pregnant numbness in fingertips with swelling in hands, arms. Thumb, index and middle fingers losing feeling

Carpal tunnel: It sounds like you have pregnancy related carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist as it passes through a small tunnel made by bones and ligament. Pregancy causes an increase in fluid retention and this excess fluid tends to make the compression worse. Up to 60% of mothers to be are affected. If it doesn't get better, see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I am 28 weeks pregnant and my thumb and index finger on my right hand is numb. Should I be concerned?

I am 28 weeks pregnant and my thumb and index finger on my right hand is numb. Should I be concerned?

Carpal tunnel: Pregnancy is associated with fluid shifts and some swelling, and a frequent area of dysfunction is the transverse carpal ligament at the inner wrist. This can cause a transient local synovitis, and compression of median nerve within its tunnel. Your symptoms are typical. May plague you through remainder of pregnancy but reverses after labor and delivery. A wrist splint may relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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34wks pregnant. 5 staph infections over 3yrs in middle finger. After this last one, developed numbness/stiffness and pain in wrist and thumb. Any idea?

34wks pregnant. 5 staph infections over 3yrs in middle finger. After this last one, developed numbness/stiffness and pain in wrist and thumb. Any idea?

Might be normal: The symptoms that you are describing might be related to carpal tunnel syndrome. This is commonly a problem during pregnancy related to entrapment and inflammation of the median nerve in the wrist. This certainly is complicated by what sounds like a MRSA infection. ...Read more

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I've been feeling numbness in my leggs, feet, arms, fingers, and lips for the past 4 days. I don't know what's causing this. I think I may be pregnet.?

I've been feeling numbness in my leggs, feet, arms, fingers, and lips for the past 4 days. I don't know what's causing this. I think I may be pregnet.?

MANY things.: It could be a reaction to a chemical in your house or a cleaning product. Carbon monoyide exposure, heavy metal exposure (lead, arsenic), vitamin deficiency, radiation exposure, and electrolye imbalances are just a few possible causes. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my fingers to be numb and hot after carpal tunnel surgery?

Is it normal for my fingers to be numb and hot after carpal tunnel surgery?

These are signs: Of nerve inflammation which is common after this type of injury. It should resolve in a few days but may even take weeks. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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I am recovering from an open fracture in my elbow. Is it normal for my fingers to be numb? How long will it take to recover?

I am recovering from an open fracture in my elbow. Is it normal for my fingers to be numb? How long will it take to recover?

Elbow fracture: Numbness implies injury or irritation to the median, ulnar, or radial nerves or their branches. An open fracture usually implies more soft tissue injury and damage than a closed fracture. It may take 3 months or longer. It depends whether the nerve, the nerve sheath, or continuity of the nerve is involved. ...Read more

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What to do if I fell today and I think I sprained my wrist. Is it normal for my fingers to feel numb.?

What to do if I fell today and I think I sprained my wrist. Is it normal for my fingers to feel numb.?

Median contusion: You may have landed on the front of your wrist/palm and contused your median nerve. If it gets worse or you have trouble with thumb weakness, you should see a doctor soon. Otherwise it may get better on its own but you should check it out if it takes some time. ...Read more

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One if my fingers is going numb is that normal?

One if my fingers is going numb is that normal?

No: I need to know things like which finger, when it occurs, any associated symptoms, what makes it better, any other medical problems or medications to start to narrow it down see your pcp to get a start. ...Read more

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Is it normal to take topamax (topiramate) and get numb finger tips?

Is it normal to take topamax (topiramate) and get numb finger tips?

Topamax (topiramate) numbness: Numbness, tingling in the fingers is a common side effect of topamax (topiramate). One reference stated it was as high as 23.7% of users. I don't know if this or any other effect is dependent upon dosage or how it interacts withy other problems or tingling history before the use of the medication but id thinkt that it might be worse if there was prior history of numbness before use. Tell your doctor about it! ...Read more

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Hi I'm going through tests on my heart it's beating to fast, lately my fingers some of them will go white and numb where the others are normal 30 f?

Hi I'm going through tests on my heart it's beating to fast, lately my fingers some of them will go white and numb where the others are normal 30 f?

Reynaud's & P.O.T.S.: Fingers blanching white when exposed to cold is a sign of spasm of the arteries in the fingers, called reynaud's phenomenon. If cold persists, they will turn blue. When re-warmed they will flush red due to hyperemic blood flow. Rapid resting heart rate. Or p.O.T.S. Is due to poor vagus nerve tone. Both reynaud's and p.O.T.S. Can be a sign of underlying Insulin resistance, have your dr. Check this. ...Read more

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I got a rubberband caught around my finger while sleeping for 4-8 hours and its numb, tingling, heavy, and can't feel normally out of it. Plez help?

It take time: This because the rubber band was tight and cause slight damage to the nerve, most likely will come back but it take time because the nerve regeneration is slow about 1 mm a day.
Good luck. ...Read more

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The top of my finger feels numb after receiving 6 stitches. Normal?

Depends: Depends on location. I would have a hand surgeon check it out. ...Read more

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Ten weeks pregnant and my fingers are slightly swollen. Is that normal this early?

Ten weeks pregnant and my fingers are slightly swollen. Is that normal this early?

Can be: Unfortunately water retention is super common in pregnancy, even this early. Sometimes women can't wear their wedding rings in pregnancy! If you have any blood pressure issues or kidney issues, be sure to discuss this with your obstetrician. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel a numb sensation on left side of face and head with anxiety. I can feel my finger touching face but still feels numb?

Is it normal to feel a numb sensation on left side of face and head with anxiety. I can feel my finger touching face but still feels numb?

Anxiety can: Manifest in numbness but it is essential that you see your doc to rule out medical conditions. After that, consider the help of a mental health professional for stress management training. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My pinky finger was smashed in a car door. It is a little swollen but no discoloration and I can move it. It is a numb on one side. Is this normal?

My pinky finger was smashed in a car door. It is a little swollen but no discoloration and I can move it. It is a numb on one side. Is this normal?

Yes: You lucky! No more damage! If you able to move finger - than bones and tendons intact! Little swelling and bruising can happen. As finger was squeezed nerves in finger got " irritated" and you may feel some tingling, numbness in finger. It should resolve in few days. Ok to use ice and gentle massage. Exercise range of motion - as squeezing soft ball. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have shoulder dislocation followed by finger numbness?

Is it normal to have shoulder dislocation followed by finger numbness?

Can be: You can damage your brachial plexus with certain dislocations. I would recommend seeing a physician to check on both vascular and nerve issues to make sure there is not lasting damage or necessary interventions. Consider seeing a physiatrist for this type of injury as they will be able to do an EMG if necessary. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my left side of my head just to go numb for like 10 mins nd feel dizzy I mean im 7 months pregnant nd its the first time happening?

Is it normal for my left side of my head just to go numb for like 10 mins nd feel dizzy I mean im 7 months pregnant nd its the first time happening?

Not really normal: Vague symptoms but I certainly wouldn't call them normal or expected in a pregnant woman. Do you have a history of migraine headaches or something along those lines? Any nausea/vomiting associated with these feelings, light or sound sensitivity? If I were you I'd let the OB/GYN know what's going on and get a neurology consult done just to be crystal clear on your symptoms and what they could mean ...Read more

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Numbness in pinky after injection for trigger finger, normal or not?

Numbness in pinky after injection for trigger finger, normal or not?

Possibly: It is possible that the medication used for your injection has affected your sensory nerve. However, the numbness should resolve within a few hours - if not, I would recommend that you follow up with your physician. ...Read more