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Is carpal tunnel common in post partum women?

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Dr. Randy Hauck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve at the wrist usually caused by swelling.
Women often have symptoms when pregnant or after delivery.

In brief: Yes

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve at the wrist usually caused by swelling.
Women often have symptoms when pregnant or after delivery.
Dr. Randy Hauck
Dr. Randy Hauck
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Pregnancy and the postpartum period place women at an increased risk for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Swelling, fluid retention, and increased blood-volume can restrict and compress the medial nerve as it passes through the wrist—the carpal tunnel—and into the hand, causing pain in the hand, wrist and arm.

In brief: Yes

Pregnancy and the postpartum period place women at an increased risk for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Swelling, fluid retention, and increased blood-volume can restrict and compress the medial nerve as it passes through the wrist—the carpal tunnel—and into the hand, causing pain in the hand, wrist and arm.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Yes/No

It is more common in the pregnant woman.
In the post partum period, dequervains tenosynovitis is more common.

In brief: Yes/No

It is more common in the pregnant woman.
In the post partum period, dequervains tenosynovitis is more common.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Dr. Steven Arbit
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