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yellowflowers Thu 17-Jul-08 09:58:47

Hello everyone. I took a few weeks off MN as was getting obsessed but am now back.

I have numbness in my fingers, particularly the right ones. This has been going on for about a week. I've looked up carpal tunnel syndrome (both my parents had this) but my symptons aren't exactly the same (they include the little finger which carpal tunnel syndrome doesn't). Also my reflexologist said I have water retention in my ankles.

Too early to know if I am pg - am 8dpo. Have booked GP appt tomorrow in case it is because any sinister reason, but in the meantime any advice?

Did anyone else get numb fingers in very early pregnancy - I would be happier if I could convince myself this is A SIGN.


2beautifulgirls Thu 17-Jul-08 10:01:57

Hi yellowflowers how was the honeymoon?
Sorry know nothing about numb fingers.

i'm currently on CD29 awaiting the arrival of BFP AF.

Lemontart Thu 17-Jul-08 10:06:54

Been on the computer a lot? My Dh suffers from hypertension, water retention along with other symptoms and this shows up in his hands too - particularly his right hand when he has been on the computer for long periods and the GP thought it was like his own "mouse hand" syndrome! His mouse mad is stretched over to the right a bit and is a little bit of an uncomfortable reach, small repetitive movements irritating the nerves in his fingers. Often worse when the weather is stormy - air pressure - or under stress/worried/not sleeping properly etc.

Not saying it is not a pregnancy symptom of course, just letting you know that it could be a repetitive strain symptom. Sorry probably not the answer you wanted!

yellowflowers Thu 17-Jul-08 11:14:42

Hello! Honeymoon blissful - had period from day we set out (not wedding day though) but at least I relaxed after that.

Have been on computer a lot but no more than usual and that wouldn't explain water retention on ankles would it? But yes, have def considered rsi too. Hope not... apprently there's no cure for that.

Good luck 2BG.

We managed to BD this month on days 10/15/16/19/21/24 (and lots more before that during honeymoon) of 31 day cycle) so fingers crossed!


yellowflowers Thu 17-Jul-08 11:27:00

Also have backache. Addding that to google I have decided it must be failing kidneys!

yellowflowers Thu 17-Jul-08 16:44:04

anyone else had this? numb fingers, not kidney failure!

BrightSideOfLife Thu 17-Jul-08 17:02:25

Hi YellowFlowers

I had Carpal tunnel Syndrome and have to admit that I had numb fingers - including my little finger. Another tell-tale sign I had was a really sensitive upper-arm (Like I had been punched?)

I try to stay away from google smile I always find the worst case scenario explanations on there!

yellowflowers Thu 17-Jul-08 17:43:57

now I keep pressing my upper arm to see whether it hurts! smile
will tell you what doc says

lastboxoftampons Mon 21-Jul-08 12:41:22

Just noticed this thread and wanted to say that the month I had a BFP, my right hand (my 'mouse' hand actually) was really numb. It was mostly my pinkies and every so often I had to shake my hand out. I didn't think much of it until I posted about it somewhere on another board and a few people said they had the same. Have you tested yet?

yellowflowers Mon 21-Jul-08 13:45:59

tested today (12dpo) and bfn. doc said probs carpel tunnel (oth parents had it in their 40s) and referring me to hospital.(Numb) fingers crossed though... and thank you for responding.

BrightSideOfLife Mon 21-Jul-08 13:58:23

Good luck yellowflowers - sorry that it doesn't seem to be a pregnancy symptom.

If it is Carpal Tunnel - it is very easily treated. I had an operation to release the pressure (I was 21 at the time) and the relief was immediate.

Good luck,

Jools1 Mon 21-Jul-08 14:10:59


Carpal tunnel usually affects the fingers nearest the thumb. I've been referred to physio recently because I've kept being woken up with a numb little finger and the one next to it on the right hand - they suspect it is something to do with pressure on the ulna nerve (in the elbow) and the way it connects at the top of the neck -- related to poor posture / computer use though.

dinkyboysmum Mon 21-Jul-08 14:15:14

i had carpel tunnel when pg with ds1, but it wasnt unril 2nd trimester. with was accross most of my fingers if i remember correctly, only ever in my right hand though.

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