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Is it normal to have pain in left arm during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have pain in left arm during pregnancy?

Not necessarily.: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. Have your arm checked if not improving. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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Which arm Is accurate for measuring bp during pregnancy, there is a 10 point differnce in my arms, right says 110/70, left says 110/80?? Please help!

Which arm
Is accurate for measuring bp during pregnancy, there is a 10 point differnce in my arms, right says 110/70, left says 110/80?? Please help!

Either Arm: It is normal for a little of variance between the 2 arms. Both of those pressures are great. Only thing I would do is be consistent and measure the same side each time. ...Read more

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What would make my left arm go numb during pregnancy. I'm 30 weeks pregnant.?

What would make my left arm go numb during pregnancy. I'm 30 weeks pregnant.?

Carpal tunnel: Fluid changes during pregnancy can produce nerve compression at the wrist c/w cts, which is benign and usually is gone a few days after l & d. Persistent numbness could be associated with nerve pinching at the elbow, disc problems in the neck, thoracic outlet syndrome. But rarely left arm problems can be heart associated (quite unusual at your age.). ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a weak right arm during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have a weak right arm during pregnancy?

No: I would not associate this symptom with pregnancy. I would look for other causes ...Read more

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Can I wear compression sleeves on my arms during pregnancy?

Can I wear compression sleeves on my arms during pregnancy?

Compression: If the compression of the sleeves is not too powerful and doesn't cause arm pain or hand swelling, I would see no harm as long as there is no history of phlebitis of the arm veins as you want normal blood flow through the arm veins. ...Read more

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Hello dr in my arm I noticed swelling during pregnancy.I feed my baby now I noticed that swelling is minimum but still it is visible.what should I do?

Hello dr in my arm I noticed swelling during pregnancy.I feed my baby now I noticed that swelling is minimum but still it is visible.what should I do?

Not uncommon after p: Women frequently swell up during and after pregnancy. They frequently lose a lot of that weight after delivery but not all of it. When their arms swell they may develop carpal tunnel syndrome. What you should do depends on how many things are bothering you. ...Read more

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How to get rid of blackness under the arms and buttocks which appears during pregnancy?

How to get rid of blackness under the arms and buttocks which appears during pregnancy?

Time mostly: Some skin darkening that can be seen in pregnancy can take a long time to fade... In fact, for some women it doesn't go away. It can also be a marker for diabetes, so check with your doctor for a full evaluation.

Good luck. ...Read more

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M unmarried if I do liposuction on arms. Then in future during pregnancy when there is weight gain will d fat come back?

M unmarried if I do liposuction on arms. Then in future during pregnancy when there is weight gain will d fat come back?

Not likely to return: If you experience normal weight gain during pregnancy the fat is unlikely to return. If however you gain significantly more than your ideal body weight (~20%) in true fat accumulation then it is possible for the fat to return in areas that were suctioned ...Read more

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Can a woman use bleach on her face and hair removal cream on her arms during ist trimester of pregnancy?

Can a woman use bleach on her face and hair removal cream on her arms during ist trimester of pregnancy?

Okay But Why: It is most likely safe to do both of those but there could be some absorbtion of the cream and depending on the ingredients could have some detrimental effect on the baby. Let's put it this way- if something were to happen to the baby, even if it had nothing to do with the cream, you will probably always beat yourself up for it, thinking you were to blame. Why take the risk? ...Read more

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How common petechiae during 38 weeks of pregnancy? Most prominent on my chest and lower legs with a few on arms. Bp is 119/73

How common petechiae during 38 weeks of pregnancy? Most prominent on my chest and lower legs with a few on arms. Bp is 119/73

Thrmbocytopenia: A low platelet count during pregnancy can be detected during routine screening, while gestational thrombocytopenia, or low blood platelets during pregnancy, occurs in about 7-8% of all pregnant women and usually resolves after pregnancy. HELLP syndrome is associated with low platelets and other symptoms such as hypertension, and is far more concerning. ...Read more

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I have the implanon in my left arm as birth control and I have negative pregnancy tests. It feels like a baby is moving all the time.?

I have the implanon in my left arm as birth control and I have negative pregnancy tests. It feels like a baby is moving all the time.?

No baby: Implanon is reliable birth control and a negative pregnancy test is usually pretty accurate as well. Pregnancy is very unlikely and the movement in your belly is from another source most likely intestinal. See your primary care doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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5 weeks after giving birth. Have itchy neck, chest and arms. Had hypothyrodism during pregnancy and still taking thyroid medication. Could it be that?

5 weeks after giving birth. Have itchy neck, chest and arms. Had hypothyrodism during pregnancy and still taking thyroid medication. Could it be that?

Itchy chest : It could be a new cream that you may be using or a new detergent that you are using that is on the baby's clothes that you get exposed to when holding the child. Did you change your soap or any new cosmetics? These are just the few things I think about. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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What causes dry skin on belly, arms, legs during early pregnancy? I'm 9w2d and skin is flaky. Never had this before. Areolas are a little itchy?

What causes dry skin on belly, arms, legs during early pregnancy?  I'm 9w2d and skin is flaky. Never had this before. Areolas are a little itchy?

Hormone changes: Hormone changes are most likely but if you are not drinking as much (possibly due to nausea or sickness) and are dehydrated, that would also contribute. Use a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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MRI (d/t HA) shows 3mm meningioma in left Interhemispheric falx. Recent pregnancy. HA incr. frequency over past year with blurry vision and R arm/hand weakness. Suggested F/U?

MRI (d/t HA) shows 3mm meningioma in left Interhemispheric falx. Recent pregnancy. HA incr. frequency over past year with blurry vision and R arm/hand weakness. Suggested F/U?

Follow-up tests: Your doctor who ordered the brain MRI is your best guide for future follow up. Since you do a small lesion in your brain, this should be followed up with a repeat MRI at least once more within the next year. Then you will know if the Meningioma is growing in size or remaining static. ...Read more

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Sore breasts, a sign of pregnancy? My period is another week in a half away. Above the nipple where the breast attach to the chest is really sore on my left breast. It also hurts by the arm pit and back of my arm to the shoulder. But my actual breast does

Sore breasts, a sign of pregnancy? My period is another week in a half away. Above the nipple where the breast attach to the chest is really sore on my left breast. It also hurts by the arm pit and back of my arm to the shoulder. But my actual breast does

Yes, : Yes, breast tenderness can be a sign of pregnancy. Please take a test and if it is negative, repeat the test in several days if you haven't gotten your period. Please be sure that your breast isn't red or has any abnormalities. If you breat pain continues, please be checked by your doctor to be sure your breast doesn't have any abnormalities. ...Read more

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Pain under armpit near breast during pregnancy?

Pain under armpit near breast during pregnancy?

Exam : Breast and axillary pain in pregnancy will require a physical exam to determine the cause and treatment. At 23, it is unlikely to be cancer. ...Read more

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Before pregnancy my boobs were very much even, &now, not so much. Left boob is smaller & has "armpit fat" where my right is fine. Why? Can I fix this?

Before pregnancy my boobs were very much even, &now, not so much. Left boob is smaller & has "armpit fat" where my right is fine. Why? Can I fix this?

Absolutely: Predicting how your breasts will recover after breast feeding is difficult. Asymmetries are not uncommon. A combination of breast lift or reduction as well as liposuction can address your concerns. ...Read more

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Hello dr during my 1 pregnancy I noticed swelling in my armpit my baby is taking breast feed and now I noticed swelling is decrease then before I feel?

Hello dr during my 1 pregnancy I noticed swelling in my armpit my baby is taking breast feed and now I noticed swelling is decrease then before I feel?

Unclear question...: However, if a woman has swelling in her armpit area each time she has a baby and breastfeeds, she might have some extra breast tissue (milk-producing glands) in the armpit area. Her primary care doctor or her Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate to see if that is the case. ...Read more

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16 wks pregnant. Left armpit is sore, don't think I can feel any lump just sore to touch. Pregnancy related?

16 wks pregnant. Left armpit is sore, don't think I can feel any lump just sore to touch. Pregnancy related?

No: No pregnancy will not cause soreness in your armpit. There is no lump or swelling. I will suggest since it is of concern to you, get it checked by your On Doctor ...Read more

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Small red inflamed raised lump on breast, got big during pregnancy, it's been 8months since birth of my baby now it's bigger has veins from it ? Had lumps in armpit too. FYI my mom has breast cancer.

Small red inflamed raised lump on breast, got big during pregnancy, it's been 8months since birth of my baby now it's bigger has veins from it ? Had lumps in armpit too. FYI my mom has breast cancer.

Time to see doctor: Any mass found in a woman's breast should be examined by her primary care doctor. If cancer is suspected, special studies can be done. Treatment is more sucessful if a cancer is found earlier, rather than later. If the mass is found not to be cancer, the doctors will offer advice and treatment too. ...Read more

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I have implant in my arm, all the symptoms I have point to pregnancy. Is this possible?

I have implant in my arm, all the symptoms I have point to pregnancy. Is this possible?

Pregnancy test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. That is not likely with a birth-control implants. ...Read more

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What effect does the 'bar' in your arm to prevent pregnancy have on your body?

What effect does the 'bar' in your arm to prevent pregnancy have on your body?

Several: The hormones prevent eggs from passing into the uterus, and thickens the mucus to prevent sperm from getting to the eggs. ...Read more

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I previously had an ectopic. This month I had all pregnancy symptoms again, but tests all say negative. I'm late and pain in my arm and ovary?

I previously had an ectopic. This month I had all pregnancy symptoms again, but tests all say negative. I'm late and pain in my arm and ovary?

Ectopic Pregnancy: If you had an ectopic pregnancy in the past, you are at risk of having another. If you are having symptoms and the pregnancy test is negative, it could still be another ectopic pregnancy but the level is lower, I would see a provider to find out what is happening and get treated earlier if you have another ectopic. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain into neck and arm in early pregnancy?

Shoulder pain into neck and arm in early pregnancy?

Could be shoulder: Impingement syndrome caused by weakness of the rotator cuff muscles. A pt or orthopedist can teach you some exercises that will offer dramatic relief. ...Read more

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Can you have pregnancy symptoms when you have had the arm implant out after 9 days?

Can you have pregnancy symptoms when you have had the arm implant out after 9 days?

Yes, but...: Unlikely to be pregnant so soon. Some symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An ob-gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more