for the past 2 years my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant; I have Pcos. For about the last month odd things have been happening numbness in my arms and hands to the point where I drop everything or when I wake up my arms and hands are in pain. I don't know if this could be a symptom of early pregnancy or what it could be I have had carpel tunnel before and it is a completely different feeling it is as if they're freezing cold and just getting heat to them the burn and hurt. I don't know I thought I would ask thanks a lot!!!
The symptoms you reported (numbness in arms and hands to the point of dropping things and pain in arms and hands when awaking) are not likely to be related with either Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) or early pregnancy.
Pain in arms and hands might be related to cervical spondylosis. Cervical spondylosis is a condition in which there is degenerative inflammation of the cervical vertebrae that puts pressure on the neck nerves that leave the spine and serve the arms. That sensation might be affected and expressed as pain or numbness in arms. The motoric function of the nerves might be affected with muscle weakness.
You might want to visit an orthopedist for a physical examination. An x-ray, computer scan or other visualization methods might be recommended to detect cervical spondylosis. The treatment might include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy and lifestyle modifications. Avoid putting your neck in a particular posture for a long period of time. The postures that might affect cervical spondylosis include: working in front of a computer monitor, watching TV (stand up when you see the commercials), or even reading in an unpleasant posture.
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