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Pregnancy finger pain

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  • Posted By: ghettotchr
  • May 21, 2007
  • 04:19 AM

I was pregnant twice before (unfortunately, they both ended in miscarriages), and each time, as soon as I got pregnant, even before a positive home pregnancy test, my right index finger would hurt and stiffen up. It doesn't really sound like a textbook symptom of pregnancy related carpal tunnel or arthritis, so I am not so sure what is going on. I do have insulin resistance and PCOS. As soon as the pregnancies ended, the pain subsided. Anyone have any idea what is going on?

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  • many ideas... spontaneous abortions(miscarriages) finger painPCOSInsulin resistance ALL SYMPTOMS OF ME/CFS I'm currently being tested Please read last 5 pages of "It's a mystery until we solve it" there you will find many with similar symptoms...not so many miscarriages...but some many with odd pains...PCOS including myself and insulin resistanceplease visit www.ahummingbirdsguide.com read medical facts page...hgealthcare workers, teachers and students are at high risk...I've been a nurse for 15 yrs and was a CNA for 6 yrs before that oddly enough...many family/in laws with similar/same symptoms it is viral...there was an outbreak in 80's read...you will begin to see many patterns with symptoms Best of Luck teach...mommy cat
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  • ME seems to be more chronic, not just limited to pain during pregnancy; it doesn't really seem to address pregnancy-related symptoms. The symptoms also seem to have a initial quick onset and residual symptoms, varying in degree throughout the years. I am wondering if it is really gets manifested during pregnancy only...
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  • ME/CFS is chronic...you have periods of "flare ups" over time I'm not saying it is that...just possible I was pregnant in 1989...I almost died..very sick..nauseas 24 hrs a day..in hosp being rehydrated with IV'sI was a very healthy 22year old...or so I thought My family and in laws(from same small town) have over 30 ME symptoms...I have over 70 seems we've all had this since the 80's...more than likely, before my pregnancy...apparently it takes many years for sx to develop to the point that you notice them...for 20 years, I ALWAYS had a reason or excuse for all of my symptoms until the flushing,vomiting, diarrhea and almost fainting I am now up to having L sided stroke-like episode Please do not be upset for continuing with the ME/CFS thing, but perhaps you see what I'm getting at? Best of Luck, Mom...mommy cat
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  • I have a feeling that you are pursuing your own agenda instead of helping others with real issues. Good luck with your ME/CFS that not many other people seem to have.
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  • I was pregnant twice before (unfortunately, they both ended in miscarriages), and each time, as soon as I got pregnant, even before a positive home pregnancy test, my right index finger would hurt and stiffen up. It doesn't really sound like a textbook symptom of pregnancy related carpal tunnel or arthritis, so I am not so sure what is going on. I do have insulin resistance and PCOS. As soon as the pregnancies ended, the pain subsided. Anyone have any idea what is going on?Without more information my best guess would be that you were having some type of inflammatory reaction, like a low grade rheumatoid arthritis. It might be a greater probablity if you or your parents/siblings have a history of autoimmune diseases (such as thyroid disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, pernicious anemia, type 1 diabetes, etc).One finger once in awhile probably isn't a worry, but maybe be on the lookout for other danger signs (excessive fatigue, joint and muscle pain/swelling, skin rashes)
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  • It may be Glomus Tumor, go to Hand Specilist
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  • Congrats on your pregnancy! You are not alone. This kind of joint pain is normal. It is caused by fluid retention in joints and your joints loosening due to by all kinds of pregnancy hormones, especially relaxin. It will go away after you deliver. Not right away, but eventually.
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    • January 18, 2009
    • 00:54 AM
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  • The same is happening to me! I am 6 weeks pregnant and since today i keep having pains in my lower left arm and some fingers of my left hand ( I am left handed). This is weird. I hope it goes away soon.
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    • February 18, 2010
    • 08:49 PM
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  • Congrats on your pregnancy! You are not alone. This kind of joint pain is normal. It is caused by fluid retention in joints and your joints loosening due to by all kinds of pregnancy hormones, especially relaxin. It will go away after you deliver. Not right away, but eventually.I am 38 weeks 4 days and have been waking up with horrible pains in the joints in my fingers and feet for most of this last trimester. My OB said almost this exact thing (the relaxin and fluid retention) when I brought it up at my 7 months appointment. My joints are also swelling, which is very normal according to my OB, due to the fluid in them. For example, my wedding bands are not tight on my finger itself, but I can't get them on and off because the joint above them is so swollen. The more I move my fingers and feet around, the better they feel, though. I find talking a short stroll (not too far because it always leads to me having to run to bathroom!) and doing some stretching exercises helps immensely. Since I have also had really bad sciatic pain, the stretching also helps to make hips/butt not hurt as much. I actually do my stretching in bed before I get up in the morning and then continue to do them during the day.Hopefully, this can help someone else out that is having joint pain.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 22, 2010
    • 04:01 PM
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  • I too have developed very painful joint pain in all of my fingers on both hands. It started out as pain in my palms a few months ago - but at 6.5 months my fingers began to ache (especially at night and first thing in the AM - they are still sore throughout the day but not nearly as bad). I spoke with my OB just last week and she too said that it was due to water retention and there is not much that can be done about it, that it will start to subside after I give birth. I was worried I was developing early onset arthritis but my mind is now at ease. I hope this helps!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 21, 2010
    • 02:02 PM
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  • many ideas... spontaneous abortions(miscarriages) finger painPCOSInsulin resistance ALL SYMPTOMS OF ME/CFS I'm currently being tested Please read last 5 pages of "It's a mystery until we solve it" there you will find many with similar symptoms...not so many miscarriages...but some many with odd pains...PCOS including myself and insulin resistanceplease visit www.ahummingbirdsguide.com read medical facts page...hgealthcare workers, teachers and students are at high risk...I've been a nurse for 15 yrs and was a CNA for 6 yrs before that oddly enough...many family/in laws with similar/same symptoms it is viral...there was an outbreak in 80's read...you will begin to see many patterns with symptoms Best of Luck teach...mommy cat Firstly.. one with CFS/ME has far more symptoms then just those ones!!! Secondly CFS/ME does not just appear during pregnancy. Pregnancy isnt even a trigger for CFS/ME (thou this illness does have a huge list of triggering things). Thirdly.. pregnancy often helps CFS/ME sufferers!!! (Ive heard it said that this could be cause of the placenta filtering out something in the body, or due to the hormonal shift). CFS/ME suffers usually "crash" thou after pregnancy. Things are completely the reverse way about then you said here, with this illness.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • September 22, 2010
    • 06:01 AM
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