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Anybody have achy fingers, numb and tingling feeling in the fingers? My fingers hurt when I grip utensils to eat my meals and when I grip a pen to write. Anyone out there got same problem? Any solution?
hmmm, is it cos of water retention thus your fingers swell abit??
maybe can do some finger stretching n drink more water to reduce the water retention. if it gets really bad, do consult a doctor.
Nope it didn't happen to me.... or is it got water retation inside??
Thanks for all your replies. Can see my right hand swollen a bit and my 2nd, 3rd and 4th finger feels a little numb. Tink will go consult my gynae cos not all pregnant mums seems to get it. Sigh!
Yes, I think it is due to water retention. Are you in the very advance stage of your pregnancy? like trimester 3 and can delivery any time? If, so most likely is water retention. Not all mtbs face this problem. Some have really bad water retention and if your case is water retention try to reduce intake of salt and take just enuff water to keep you hydrated. always remove any rings on your fingers or jewellery if you are wearing them. cos by wearing them you may experience some pain due to the swelling.
Pls see your gynae and let him/her give your most professional advice.
Take care! =)
THanks for your reply. I'm 28 weeks this week. I read somewhere on the net, its called the carpel tunnel syndrome, common in some pregnancies. Only the tip of my 2nd, 3rd and 4th finger on my right hand feels numb while the rest of my fingers feel achy. I've asked my gp, not gynae yet and he said it should disappear after delivery. He had no treatment for me. Prob will ask gynae got any treatment or not. But for now..... Just have to tahan and rest a while in between eating cos cannot grip utensilsfor too long. Everynite ask hubby to do hand massage , that's how I'm coping . dont't think its water retention cos I dont't have swollen feet. And thanks for the advice, though I must say I dont't wear any jewllery.
I had this experience too! Am currently in my 31st week.. it just happen suddenly few days ago. It get worse at night but during the day, its slightly better. I dont have water retention too.. my hands are skinny still. And it's only the finger joint which is painful. Expecially the last finger! I am seeing my gynae next tues. Will let you koe what he says about it.