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Zoe89
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Good Afternoon,

I have completed the questionnaire and sent an email but not had a response,

Both hands are constantly numb, I get woken up every night in pain and trying to look after a newborn baby... starting to really struggle.

jeremydpbland
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I haven't received an email from your address. Looking at the questionnaire answers it's not very likely to be CTS, though it's not completely impossible. You could help me with a couple more items. First of all I see there is a family history of CTS - which relatives have been affected and at what age were they diagnosed/treated? Secondly did your current episode of symptoms begin during a pregnancy and then just continue after it? Thirdly it doesn't look as though you have tried a splint at night - it would be useful to know whether that has any effect on the night time symptoms you report. You can see what kind of splint is needed HERE and once you know what you are looking for they are easy enough to find online. Trying one of those for 2-4 weeks would be a useful diagnostic tactic as well as possibly providing some relief. JB

Zoe89
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Many Thanks for getting back to me.
My mum has recently been to the doctors regarding numbness in her hands at the age of 54, she has been referred but unsure where too and if it’s been confirmed.
I have had symptoms for the past 5 years or so but before pregnancy this was mostly during the night. Now I have had my baby 3 months ago things have got a lot worse. I constantly have numb fingers/hands, I can normally feel my little finger. This has recently been waking me up during the night which is very painful and I can’t remember the last time I could actually feel my hands.
I will look into getting the splint for the nights to see if this helps.
Thank you.

jeremydpbland
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So the relationship to pregnancy will push up the probability of CTS. Try them with a splint for 4 weeks and if that doesn't actually solve the problem we'll get you tested. JB

Zoe89
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Good Evening,

I have used the splints for 4 weeks now and although the pain during the night has been better, I still have pins and needles plus numbness. I would really appreciated being tested now as it’s not solved the problem and it’s really starting to get me down.

Many Thanks in advance for your help,

KR
Zoe

jeremydpbland
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I should be able to fit you in next week or the week after. If you email me your full contact details (see the patient information page for what I need) I'll get it set up. JB

Zoe89
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Thank you.
I have sent you an email.
Zoe

jeremydpbland
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Thanks. I've booked an appointment and replied by email. JB

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