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Numbness in groin area after laying down. Am pregnant. Is it due to pregnancy?

I am experiencing numbness in my left groin area whenever I lay down. I never feel it at all during the day and usually when I get up and start moving around a bit the numbness will subside but, it goes completely numb all night long. I remember feeling this sensation for years when I would lie down but it was more sparatic. As of lately, the numbness occurs within minutes of laying down and has become more bothersome and even a bit painful. I am currently 24 weeks pregnant and wondering if it is getting worse because I am pregnant? Any ideas what could be causing this?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Jun 2012
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The change in the posture and extra stress on the spine during pregnancy sometimes causes some nerve root compression at the level of spinal cord causing these symptoms. You can take Vitamin B 12 supplements for relief.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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