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Is It Normal To Have Shaky Hands During Pregnancy
Shaky hands is also known as hands shake. Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine ...Read more
Is severely itchy skin, especially hands and feet during the night with no rash a normal sign in late pregnancy?
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Water, exercise: Swelling in pregnancy is pretty hard to avoid. The increased blood volume and lower blood pressure dilate the distal vessels and they become "leaky". Keeping your blood moving via exercise, drinking lots of water and periodically elevating your hands and feet will help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a C-section 3 months a go. Since then ( never during pregnancy) having slight tingling and numbness in both hands.Worst in cold?
Vascular problem: Normally numbness during or following pregnancy is related to water retention and pressure building within the carpal tunnel causing carpal tunnel syndrome. However, sometime a vascular problem know as raynauds disease, which is a vasospasm triggered by cold temperatures can cause blanching of a digit associated with numbness and pain. A good exam and an EMG study will help provide an answer. ...Read more
During 22 week pregnancy,whole body swelling,especially feet and hands,what to do? And is there any safe diuretics during preg?
When should I worry about swelling during pregnancy? My hands and feet are already swelling. This didn't start until 7 months with my other son.
Pregnant now?: If you aren't pregnant, just note if the swelling is gone in the morning but recurs by afternoon/evening, especially if you are on your feet all day. Also, check your blood pressure frequently. If still a problem after a few days, see your doctor. Same applies if pregnant, just make sure you get to your doctor soon, and check blood pressure twice daily. If >140/90, see your doctor immediately. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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