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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

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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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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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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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 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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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.?

If you think your: Pregnant then take a pregnancy test. The symptoms you describe to me sound more like a problem in your back like a pinched nerve/bulging disc. See your internist they can take blood work/urine to check if your pregnant and can order x-ray of your back or emg/ncv testing if you are not pregnant. ...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