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Tingling and numbness in the both hands post pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   I need to talk about my wife
User :   who is 34 years of age and after pregancy she complains
Doctor :  
Please proceed
Doctor :  
What are her complaints
User :   about numbness on her hands fingers
User :   tinglingh or burning sensations usually in thumb, index finger, middle finger and half of the her ring finger nearest to thumb
Doctor :   When was her pregnancy ended?

User :   as a result now a weekend grip, particularly in thumb
Doctor :  
Is it back of the hand or the front
User :   she complains during after our first child that was in year 2003 Oct and second child in year 2008 nov
Doctor :  
what did the Doctor say?
User :   after first child only one hand fingers but after our second child on both hands finger. Finger as I mentioned above
User :   Her Gyna said will be fine after sometime.. but nothing happend so far
User :   hence contacting you
Doctor :  
Yes it usually happens during pregnancy and relieves after few months after pregnancy
User :   do you know its cure?
Doctor :  
If it is not then you have to go for further testing with the help of a General physician
Doctor :  
for thyroid tests, Nutritional deficiency
User :   thyroid test we did.. and was fine
Doctor :  
Her signs are purely nerve related
Doctor :  
and it is radial or median nerve
User :   yup
Doctor :  
of the hand
User :   could you suggest?
Doctor :  
Any other tests you have gone done?
Doctor :  
What is her age, weight and height?
User :   age 34, wight - 56, height 5.4
Doctor :  
Is there a weakness in the fingers or the hands?
User :   basically she says about grip.. and numbness in fingers
User :   hand grip
Doctor :   Ok
User :   what do you suggest.. its cure?
Doctor :  
How is the power of the hand?
Doctor :  
is it reduced
User :   when she tried to hold some thing on her hand.. she feels the grip is not as tight as it was before pregancy
Doctor :   Is there a difference in the shape of the fingers
User :   no not at all
Doctor :  
Have you taken a neurologist consult
User :   surprise part this happened only after pregancy
User :   her sister in law also got similar sympotoms and she said her doctor prescribed some injections to be inserted on nerves every altenative days
User :   do you have any idea what kind of injections that could be?
Doctor :  
Yes this happens commonly
Doctor :  
after pregnancy
User :   and that doctor was not a nerologist
Doctor :   Those injections are for nutritional deficiecy of the Vitamin B12
Doctor :  
it may help your wife or may not
User :   oh oki
Doctor :  
Nerve condition studies are good
Doctor :  
I suggest you to take an opinion from Neurologist
Doctor :  
You may use our second opinion service
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You may visit one near your area
Doctor :  
in person
User :   you said injections are for nutritional deficiecy of vitamin B12
Doctor :  
User :   so if she takes such kind of injection would there be any side affect of that on her health?
Doctor :  
Not really but why do you want to go for those if they are not the cause of it
User :   becuase as her sister in law get cured by injecting those.. so if that works.. won't be that good.
User :   after all there won't be any side affect as you said?
User :   so there is not harm in trying.. if that works.. good. Otherwise we will contact nerologist
User :   ?
Doctor :   You may
Doctor :  
User :   few injection names if you could suggest?
User :   really appreciate you help!
Doctor :   Neurobion Forte
Doctor :  
Once a day
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
But try them only for 7 days
Doctor :  
and then please see a Doctor
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   any other?
User :   I asked my local chemist and he suggested
User :   methycobal 500 injection
User :   what is your opinion?
User :   Doctor.. you there??
User :   like the way you have treated me
User :   not a good service
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