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Should I be concerned about a "pins and needles" feeling in my hands during pregnancy?

Should I be concerned about a "pins and needles" feeling in my hands during pregnancy?

No: Carpal tunnel syndrome is very common due to the swelling of the hands during pregnancy. The nerve compression is what gives you that feeling. It's annoying but will resolve sometime after the baby is born. Severe numbness or loss of function may indicate that the nerves are suffering damage and may require "release" which is a surgical procedure. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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I am 15 weeks pregnant and since the beginning, I have felt what feels like pins and needles shooting pain off and on in cervix/ vagina area. Thoughts?

I am 15 weeks pregnant and since the beginning, I have felt what feels like pins and needles shooting pain off and on in cervix/ vagina area. Thoughts?

Neuropathy: Pins and needles feeling is nerve related. Your OB doc should check for any problems like infections but sometimes it's just irritated nerves from pregnancy changes. ...Read more

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Can pins and needles just be pins and needles in a diabetic, just like in normal folks?

Can pins and needles just be pins and needles in a diabetic, just like in normal folks?

Yes, but...: Anyone can get a pins and needles sensation, diabetic or not, which is harmless and typically lasts seconds to minutes. However, diabetics are more likely to develop neuropathy, or nerve damage, which can feel like pins and needles. This typically develops in the hands and feet. Anyone with diabetes and pins and needles should visit their doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi I woke up early hours of this morning with pins and needles in my left arm and I still have it now, I've suffered with tachicardia in the past?

Hi I woke up early hours of this morning with pins and needles in my left arm and I still have it now, I've suffered with tachicardia in the past?

See your doctor!: A historty of a fast heart rate (tachycardia) and any chest or arm related discomfort warrants immediate attention by your doctor, urgent care center or emergency room. An ekg and a set of cardiac enzymes is necessary to rule out your heart as the cause of this condition. It is always best to keep a copy of a recent ekg or be seen by a facility that knows your history to compare at present. ...Read more

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I am feeling pins and needles in an old break. Is this normal? How can I get it treated?

I am feeling pins and needles in an old break. Is this normal? How can I get it treated?

Please see below: It might be an entrapment of the twig of the peripheral nerve in the area of trauma.
Consider imaging of the old brake.
In case if the prior trauma is at the arm or leg, you might benefit from dedicated electrodiagnostic (ncs/emg) study of the peripheral nerve of interest at the office of your local neurologist. ...Read more

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I am taking acetazolamide and getting pins and needles in my feet is this a normal side effect?

I am taking acetazolamide and getting pins and needles in my feet is this a normal side effect?

Common side effect: Paresthesias (pins & needles sensation) is a commonly reported side effect of acetazolamide. If the symptoms worsen or are accompanied by others (rash, seizure, etc), contact your doc. He may be monitoring different parameters with periodic bloodwork. ...Read more

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Started getting pins and needles in my feet after taking acetazolamide. Is this a normal side effect?

Started getting pins and needles in my feet after taking acetazolamide. Is this a normal side effect?

Pins & needles: Or paresthesias are one of the more commonly reported side effects of acetazolamide. Since the drug is used for many medical conditions (glaucoma/altitude sickness/seizures/congestive heart failure/edema/etc) your prescribing doc may want to choose an alternate med, especially if the paresthesias get worse or become unbearable. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get very slight pins and needles in your arms and hands after cocaine use?

Is it normal to get very slight pins and needles in your arms and hands after cocaine use?

Cocaine: Nothing is normal with Cocaine - sure you can get pins and needles but you can also get to die quite easily and before that probably have a heart attack as well. Stop using cocaine. ...Read more

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I broke my foot 4 days ago and today it feels like there is pins and needles in it. It is still swollen and bruised. Is that feeling normal?

I broke my foot 4 days ago and today it feels like there is pins and needles in it. It is still swollen and bruised. Is that feeling normal?

Pins & needles: Can come from swelling, as pressure of the swollen tissues on the nerves can cause them to react. So can a tight cast, and there is also the possibility you injured a nerve when you broke your foot as well. Let your doctor know what you're feeling, just to be safe. Feel better and good luck! ...Read more

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Forearm trauma. Temp. Pins and needles in my thumb, regained normal feeling. Now every time I have thumb to ceiling, bend wrist down, tingles in thumb?

Forearm trauma. Temp. Pins and needles in my thumb, regained normal feeling. Now every time I have thumb to ceiling, bend wrist down, tingles in thumb?

May be carpal tunnel: This may be carpal tunnel syndrome from the injury. If not it may be injury to the median nerve beofre it gets into the carpal tunnel space which is a tight space in the wrist due to the bones in the wrist which the meidian nerve goes through. Ask your physician ...Read more

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Mild pins and needles in hands and left foot only. Blood glucose normal. Ureaplasma postive - taking 100mg doxy daily. Are these symptoms connected?

Mild pins and needles in hands and left foot only. Blood glucose normal. Ureaplasma postive - taking 100mg doxy daily. Are these symptoms connected?

See below: Based on the limited information you are able to supply, I do not feel the symptoms you describe are related to your Ureaplasma infection but may be related to the doxycycline especially if your symptoms began after you started taking the medication. An uncommon, but reported side effect of doxycycline. There are alternative antibiotics if such is the case. Recommend you contact the prescribing MD ...Read more

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Just wondering if you can give me some help. I have felt pins and needles in hands and feet, feel exhausted and tied, had blood tests all normal. Doc?

Just wondering if you can give me some help. I have felt pins and needles in hands and feet, feel exhausted and tied, had blood tests all normal. Doc?

Neuropathy: Pins and needles in hands and feet can be a sign of peripheral neuropathy. Basic blood tests may not pick up the cause of peripheral neuropathy. Conditions in the cervical spine can also cause these symptoms. You probably need more extensive testing by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Navicular sfx 6 weeks nwb CAM walker, graduated to walking, now part time in shoes. Pins and needles in ball of foot and toes. Normal? Do I need PT?

Navicular sfx 6 weeks nwb CAM walker, graduated to walking, now part time in shoes. Pins and needles in ball of foot and toes. Normal? Do I need PT?

Sounds like nerve...: Involvement somewhere. Physical therapy may be very helpful. There may just be some residual swelling compressing a nerve traveling through the same area. Prescription anti-inflammatory medicines (or otc aleve) may be very helpful as well. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Sometimes my body suddenly becomes itchy all over for a few minutes. Like a pins and needles feeling almost. Not rare but not often. Is this normal?

Sometimes my body suddenly becomes itchy all over for a few minutes. Like a pins and needles feeling almost. Not rare but not often. Is this normal?

Hard to say: Does this occur more than once weekly? This is not normal for most people. Although I can't think of any condition which causes transient itching periodically, this may also be the early sign of a neurologic problem. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is pins and needles normal in the mouth?

Is pins and needles normal in the mouth?

Not normal: Pins and needles indicates nerve branch irritation. If this is occuring inside the mouth, and especially if symptoms are persistent vs rare/transient, you should be evaluated to ensure that there is not any mass particularly in the saliva glands. ...Read more

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I have shingles on the lower rightof my back. The pain is pins and needles. Is it normal to vary in intensity from no pain to numbness down my leg?

I have shingles on the lower rightof my back. The pain is pins and needles. Is it normal to vary in intensity from no pain to numbness down my leg?

Symptoms can vary: Several key issues, as an attack of shingles may respond very well to medications. Yes, intensity can vary and referred symptoms at the same rootlet level are not uncommon. But if pain or electrical sensations are not sufficiently quelled, you may require modification of your current treatment regimen. This could evolve to chronicity. Keep your doctor updated on your condition. ...Read more

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Pins and needles/numb rt ring finger/ 2 wks. Saw dr after 4 days and was told not to worry "numb is normal" Should I go back? What could it be?

Pins and needles/numb rt ring finger/ 2 wks. Saw dr after 4 days and was told not to worry "numb is normal" Should I go back? What could it be?

Not "normal": Of course, it is not normal, but may be minor. Only ring finger? If so, which side? (Digital nerves in fingers supply one or the other side of finger.) If only one finger and only one side then the problem is in the palm of the hand or at base of the finger. If more is involved then problem could involve ulnar or median nerve (either of which may supply the ring finger). ...Read more

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When I put my hands at my side blood rushes to my finger tips and causes sharp pins and needles. As soon as I raise them up all goes back to normal. Could this be dangerous?

When I put my hands at my side blood rushes to my finger tips and causes sharp pins and needles. As soon as I raise them up all goes back to normal. Could this be dangerous?

Neuropathy: Could be radicular pain from your neck or a distal neuropathy (ulnar/ radial/ median)
get it evaluated esp. If there is motor weakness or persistent pain
you may need an EMG and/or an MRI of the neck ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot numbness and pins and needles 5 weeks after puncture wound injury to ball of foot. Is this normal?

I am experiencing foot numbness and pins and needles 5 weeks after puncture wound injury to ball of foot. Is this normal?

See a physician: You should be evaluated with a careful history and physical examination. This is not the usual course for a standard laceration or other such injury, so best to be seen promptly. ...Read more

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Area on left shoulder blade is tender and gets random pins and needles/tingling in it. Normal motion in shoulder and no trauma to area.

Area on left shoulder blade is tender and gets random pins and needles/tingling in it. Normal motion in shoulder and no trauma to area.

See below: You may possess Notalgia Paresthetica, which is annoying but relatively benign. Have your doctor treat this symptomatically. Physical therapy may work. But make sure that the above diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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Doc just raised my Synthroid (thyroxine) dosage. 1st day pins and needles, itchy feeling all over. Normal side effect? Will it subside?

Doc just raised my Synthroid (thyroxine) dosage. 1st day pins and needles, itchy feeling all over. Normal side effect? Will it subside?

Not side effect: What you are feeling has nothing to do with your synthroid (thyroxine). Synthroid (thyroxine) takes 4-6 weeks to reach a new steady state when you change doses, do nothing happens in one day. Relax. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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


Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more