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Posted on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 in Pregnancy
Question: I am currently 33 weeks pregnant and for the past few weeks I have been experiencing strange sensations in my upper left arm. Mainly after I use it. Over the last couple of days it is beginning to feel a little weak and after I have used that arm to lift something etc the upper arm starts to twitch. Only for a couple of seconds and only after I have used it. What could be the issue?

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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Could it be due to calcium deficiency.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Thanks for trusting hcm about your health care.
I have gone through your history and understand your concerns.
The pain is most likely due to calcium or vitamin d deficiency.
You should take some calcium supplements and drink lots of milk and dairy products.
Give ice pack to that area.
Because you are pregnant we can not go for x-ray ray.
Hope found useful, feel free to ask more information.
Good luck.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Richa Agarwal 47 minutes later
Thanks for your reply. It’s not really pain I am talking about, more weakness after using my arm and the muscle starts to twitch. So this is likely a calcium deficiency?
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes,it could be calcium and vitamin b12 deficiency.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Sorry for the delay in my response.
Yes,weakness can also be due to calcium and vitamin b12 deficiency.
You should drink water and minerals.
You can go for simple blood test to see your electrolytes and calcium and vitamin b12.
Hope found useful.
Good luck.
Regards
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