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Should I be concerned about a "pins and needles" feeling in my hands during pregnancy?

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Dr. Kathryn Mercer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

This is likely to be carpal tunnel syndrome, which is common in pregnancy.
If it comes on in pregnancy, it will almost certainly resolve after the swelling of pregnancy resolves. Check with your doctor.

In brief: No

This is likely to be carpal tunnel syndrome, which is common in pregnancy.
If it comes on in pregnancy, it will almost certainly resolve after the swelling of pregnancy resolves. Check with your doctor.
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No

Sounds like carpel tunnel symptoms.
Wear wrist guards at night. Minimize repetitive hand motions such as typing, using a keyboard, sewing, etc.

In brief: No

Sounds like carpel tunnel symptoms.
Wear wrist guards at night. Minimize repetitive hand motions such as typing, using a keyboard, sewing, etc.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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