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I have been getting a numbness and slight swelling in hands while lying down. Could this be a neck related issue? Numbness in hands

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.
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Dr. Jack Choueka
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Hand Numbness (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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

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What to do for a 10 yr old that feels throat swelling...Trouble breathing and hand numbness?

What to do for a 10 yr old that feels throat swelling...Trouble breathing and hand numbness?

ANAPHYLACTIC REACTIO: You could be having allergy to something called anaphylactic reaction. If you have Epinephrine shot use it. Otherwise go to er! ...Read more

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Left hand numbness + sharp pain. Sign of early pregnancy? Carpel tunnel? Am I pregnant? Help!

Left hand numbness + sharp pain. Sign of early pregnancy? Carpel tunnel? Am I pregnant? Help!

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

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Is there serious concern with being light headed, nausea, right hand numbness, and loss of appetite in the second trimester of pregnancy?

Is there serious concern with being light headed, nausea, right hand numbness, and loss of appetite in the second trimester of pregnancy?

Obstetrician: These along with other related symptoms are likely related to your pregnancy. Your obstetrician, in knowing your complete prior history, should be able to address all of these questions and I recommend that you contact him. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have swelling in left hand during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have swelling in left hand during pregnancy?

No: Usually in pregnancy both hands swell and not just one side. Talk to your OB MD about this problem, and he/she may search for a cause. ...Read more

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How can I avoid swelling in my hands and feet during pregnancy?

How can I avoid swelling in my hands and feet during 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

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During 22 week pregnancy, whole body swelling, especially feet and hands, what to do? And is there any safe diuretics during preg?

See your OB: Swelling of feet and hands can be normal or a sign of preeclampsia or eclampsia, please see your OB to check your urine for the presence of protein and to check and monitor your blood pressure. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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How long does swelling of fingers or hands associated with pregnancy last?

How long does swelling of fingers or hands associated with pregnancy last?

After the delivery: Those symtoms will usually dissapate once you deliver your baby. Any other symtoms? Numbness or tingling. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant. Sudden swelling of feet and hands. Bp is 128/86. All normal pregnancy symptoms at this stage?

I am 36 weeks pregnant. Sudden swelling of feet and hands. Bp is 128/86. All normal pregnancy symptoms at this stage?

More than likely: More than likely swelling of feet and hands is a normal sign of the third trimester. However, if you develop a severe headache, severe pain in your right upper abdomen, or start having spots in your vision that are new, you should immediately be seen by your obgyn. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What can cause hand numbness during sleep?

What can cause hand numbness during sleep?

Position: Consider nerve pinching at wrist or elbow, and less commonly shoulder and/or neck. Carpal tunnel syndrome most common due to position of wrist at night. Check with your doctor to find out fully., . ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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