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any ideas? stiff fingers

Last post 10-25-2011 12:59 PM by worstfriend. 3 replies.
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  • 10-22-2011 7:39 PM

    any ideas? stiff fingers

    Hi there,

    Mom 20wks.  experiencing stiffness in her fingers.  some edema, but not the debilitating kind.  she hadn't experienced this is any of her other three pregnancies. any ideas/?  thanks

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  • 10-23-2011 9:46 AM In reply to

    Re: any ideas? stiff fingers

    numb along with stiffness or simply stiff?


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  • 10-23-2011 10:10 AM In reply to

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    Re: any ideas? stiff fingers

    Also, what does she do with her hands?  all day on a computer?  Lots of bread kneading?  Any out of ordinary findings in her prenatal exams, or med history?


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  • 10-25-2011 12:59 PM In reply to

    Re: any ideas? stiff fingers

    Do her joints ache, or are they just stiff?  Is her skin ok? Are her eyes itchy and dry at all?  Is she hot or cold when those around her are the opposite?  I had thyroid issues during my first pregnancy which gave me stiff knuckles and fingers and sore feet. Does she have a goitre at all?  A blood test would rule it out.

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