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Swelling And Numbness In Hands During Pregnancy
I have been getting a numbness and slight swelling in hands while lying down. Could this be a neck related issue? Numbness in hands
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. What you described is suggestive of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome rather than a problem in the neck.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
The term numbness describes an altered sensation that can occur usually from either a neurological or vascular etiology. Some patients that have numbness have a complete inability to sense any object at all, where others may be able to sense but it is reduced. One example is neuropathy, in severe cases patients will be so numb they can not sense even if they step ...Read more
Fell on elbow, diagnosis w bursitus after x-ray. No swelling improvement after 3 days w ice/motrin. Some hand numbness and limited fx. Normal?
Elbow bursitis: After trauma may take some time to resolve. In the absence of infection, patience is needed. A gentle compressive sleeve or elvow pad may help comress the tissues and avoid repeat trauma but just as long as the skin does not irritated and the elbow does not get stiff. Ice and nsaids work well. For chronic issues an injection with cortisine or for very refractory cases a sclerosing agent may help. ...Read more
I fell on elbow and was diagnosed with bursitis after an x-ray. There is no swelling and there is improvement after 3 days with motrin/ice. I also have hand numbness and limited functionality. Is it normal?
Could be: A trauma bad enough to cause bursal swelling could also be putting some pressure on the ulnar nerve on the inside of the elbow. This could cause some numbness in the ring and small finger of the hand. Keep up with the Motrin and ice. If numbness does not go away in a few weeks, get it checked out. ...Read more
Fell 6 weeks ago. No fracture on xray. Pain, swelling in forearm and hand. Numbness- pinky, ring finger. Worse w/ rain. Could iy be soft tissue damage?
Fell 6 weeks ago. No fracture on xray. Pain, swelling in forearm and hand. Numbness- pinky, ring finger. Worse w/ rain. Could it be soft tissue damage?
19 years old female injuried left shoulder blade 2 weeks ago, now I am having left arm/hand numbness tingeling and turning purple. Left breast swelling?
Doubt pregnancy: Could be carpel tunnel. That usually has a repitive motion history. Numbness usually. Means a nerve that has pressure on it. Different nerves got to various parts of the hand. Pressure at the elbow or wrist can caused hand numbness. I have not seen that associated. With pregnancy. ...Read more
Is there serious concern with being light headed, nausea, right hand numbness, and loss of appetite in the second trimester of pregnancy?
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 more
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.
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
Having pain and redness in right hand thumb with slight swelling. Similar pain started during pregnancy. Now I hav 8 month old son. Pain has reappear?
Tendonitis: This could be a form of tendonitis called dequervains tendonitis. Look for a hand surgeon and schedule a consultation in your area. ...Read more
Whole body swelling especially hands, face, feet, during week 22 pregnancy, bp is 115/70, no proteins in urine, urine pH is 7, why swelling? Any diuretic?
Edema in pregnancy: Following your last question, if your swelling is not acute in onset it may just be a normal process in pregnancy, there are a few things you can do to reduce it: avoid caffeine, limit salt intake, rest with your legs elevated, use support stockings, avoid being outdoors when it's hot, consume potassium containing foods like banana and orange. Good luck ...Read more
I'm 34 weeks pregnant and I have mild pain and swelling in my hands and wrists. Is this normal in pregnancy? What can I do to cure this?
I am 36 weeks pregnant. Sudden swelling of feet and hands. Bp is 128/86. All normal pregnancy symptoms at this stage?
I had swelling in my hands and ankles and feet. I told my doctor about the swelling in my feet and he said that's part of pregnancy. But what about hand?
Could be Pregnancy: As your fetus develops, there will be pressure exerted on the big veins, which return blood to the heart (the vena cava). This is particularly true after lying on your back for a time. Although more commonly seen in the lower extremities, pressure within the vena cava can slow down return from the arms as well. Try sleeping on your side, with a pillow to help hold your position. ...Read more
I am experiencing finger pain, finger swelling, finger tingling, finger tenderness to touch, joint swelling, finger pop, popping or snapping sound from joint, hand tingling, finger numbness and hand numbness. The following also describe me: Leg numbness
Question cut off: It looks like your actual question was cut off. This does merit medical evaluation. Would start with your primary medical provider for work up. S/he can determine if specialty assessment is indicated. ...Read more
Swelling!: When you double your blood volume in pregnancy, there is a lot of swelling. Some you see and some you don't. Swelling around the nerves in your wrist and elbow can squeeze the nerves. It is a temporary problem but really frustrating and it can be painful. Splints at night can sometimes help. It will resolved after pregnancy but may take a few weeks. ...Read more
Stopped my medications due to pregnancy. Week 33 began having severe migraine pain, auras, numb hands, slurred speech, and inability to think. Advice?
I am 28 weeks pregnant. My hand goes numb a lot! Should I worry? It never happened before my pregnancy unless I was sleeping on it. It happens all day now.
See doctor.: This can be from swelling from pregnancy, and may be precipitation of carpal tunnel syndrome. You need an exam by your physician. If it is carpal tunnel syndrome and you have problems moving your fingers or using your hand, then you may need more urgent treatment, even a surgery. ...Read more
Feeling weak, having head aches, and my hands get numb at night when I lay down. I had a baby and had low blood iron throughout my pregnancy?
Get numbness in hands/feet @ time of B12 shot. When diagnosed was in mid 100's. Anything I can do for numbness?
Pernicious anemia: Sounds like you possess a significant b-12 problem, and you may require several injections over many months prior to restoration of normal b vitamin function in your body. Be patient, as your treatment will eventually eliminate the numbness. ...Read more
Altered sensation: The term numbness describes an altered sensation that can occur usually from either a neurological or vascular etiology. Some patients that have numbness have a complete inability to sense any object at all, where others may be able to sense but it is reduced. One example is neuropathy, in severe cases patients will be so numb they can not sense even if they step on a sharp nail. ...Read more
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
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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