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do I have carpel?

I'm 36 Weeks pregnant (FTM) & my right hand has been cramping lately. Not to bad where it's unbearable pain, just a annoying stinging in the palm of my hand. I have no idea if this is normal or not? Just looking for some advice on wether I should call my doctor or just wait out the 2 days till my next appointment.
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In CTS, we use the PRAGMATIC abbreviation for potential causes, and P does stand for pregnancy. So yes you could have CTS. Now as for whether it goes away, I seriously have not yet encountered a pregnant patient with a CTS before.

So my advice, would be to see a doctor cause sometimes CTS causes night pain that can cause sleepless nights. We dont want an unhealthy baby.
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Hello! You could have CTS. I am a Orthopedic Surgical First Assistant and have assisted with thousands (25+ years) of CTS procedures, both open and arthroscopic. A good symptom to look for is numbness/ tingling in your thumb, index, middle and possibly a portion of the ring fingers. This all is caused by compression of the median nerve at the wrist. Please always consult a physician, preferably a Orthopedic Surgeon that has completed a hand residency in your case. Please feel free to contact me if you would like in further info! I normally check the Orthopedic Community since I am the Community Leader there. Best of luck!
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Hi, how is your condition right now? I have tried meeting up with a therapist and things are going pretty fine.
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