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Can you have carpal tunnel syndrome from being pregnant and having a baby?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Women often get carpal tunnel syndrome(cts) during the peri-natal period, likely due to increased fluid within the carpal tunnel.
This compresses the median nerve. This improves once your fluids normalize. Oral and/or injectable steroids, neutral wrist splint and therapy can be helpful. If not, an open or endoscopic carpal tunnel release(ctr) will eliminate your symptoms permantely.

In brief: Yes

Women often get carpal tunnel syndrome(cts) during the peri-natal period, likely due to increased fluid within the carpal tunnel.
This compresses the median nerve. This improves once your fluids normalize. Oral and/or injectable steroids, neutral wrist splint and therapy can be helpful. If not, an open or endoscopic carpal tunnel release(ctr) will eliminate your symptoms permantely.
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Dr. Steven Beldner
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The lining of the tendons called synovium have receptors for estrogen and are stimulated.
The most typical times for a wonan to develop carpal tunnel syndrome is in the third trimester of pregnacy, shortly after birth especially with continued breast feeding and menopause.

In brief: Yes

The lining of the tendons called synovium have receptors for estrogen and are stimulated.
The most typical times for a wonan to develop carpal tunnel syndrome is in the third trimester of pregnacy, shortly after birth especially with continued breast feeding and menopause.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes this can occur during pregnancy.
A compressive splint, arm elevation and therapy may help to ease sptoms.

In brief: Yes

Yes this can occur during pregnancy.
A compressive splint, arm elevation and therapy may help to ease sptoms.
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