I'll be 17 weeks tomorrow and for the last couple of days the joints in my ankles, fingers, and wrists have hurt. There isn't really any noticible swelling (my fingers swelled a little bit one day but are back to normal. Having had a miscarriage prior to this one I'm ultra paranoid about every little thing. Anyone else had this kind of pain during pregnancy and what causes it? Any ideas? Feel free to use as another open forum if needed.
Your body does alot of adjusting when pregnant but almost sounds like arthritis since you talk alot about the joints.You are early in your pregnancy how much weight have you gained so far alot of weight will put additional strain on the joints
Hi how are you, my wife has RA which is reumathoid arthritis, she has had this condition since the age of seven and is now 26 years old. I am always looking for advice on this and many other websites because we are trying to conceive and there are so many things i thought i knew that i did not.. Anyways back to your questions many women develop this condition during or after pregnancy due to the dramatic changes of hormones.. For some the symtoms disapear after pregnancy and some they never go away but can be treated. Rheumatoid arthritis is when your own immune system attacks the joints.. I am by no means an expert or pretend to be but i have been with my wife who suffers from this condition for 8 years so have leaned quite a bit about it. It is something your doctor can test you for by (RH factor test). If you ask him or her to.. nothings says that this is what it is but its something to rule out.
Anyways, hope this helps a little
soory if i am making you worry.
best of luck.
I am sure I read somewhere that you are more prone to repetitive strain injuries when pregnant. If you are at a computer a lot, that could be your answer. I wouldn't worry. Just one more freaky way mother nature reminds us that there is a baby taking over:)
Could be mild carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist and hands), which happens to pregnant women and then goes away (usually) after birth. The pain is caused by compression of a nerve as it passes through a "tunnel" made by bones and ligaments from your arm, through your wrist, to your hand. Heat/swelling would make it worse due to expanding the surrounding tissue and squishing the nerve more. You also have a tarsal tunnel in your ankles.
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