Long Term Side Affects from Iv Placed in Atm During Birth of My Child.

Updated on May 13, 2017
S.W. asks from Ormond Beach, FL
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My daughter. Is 3, and i still get numbing in my arm when raised up for more than 2 mins.

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answers from Pittsburgh on

Have you considered it could be carpal tunnel?

My husband had the issue where his hands would go numb or tingle after sleep or if he raised his arms above his head. See a doctor who will order a nerve conduction study to determine exactly what the issue is.

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answers from Milwaukee on

There is a small possibility that an IV line interfered with a nerve bundle in your arm, but more likely that this is unrelated and simply a coincidence of timing. The nerves affecting the arm originate in the spine/neck/shoulder region - something in your pregnancy/delivery may have triggered it.

If you haven't had this conversation yet, I would recommend making an appointment with your doctor to discuss & have a workup done to rule out anything that might pose a health risk. They may also offer ways to reduce or eliminate the problem after an exam.

Good luck! T. :)

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answers from Boston on

Have you talked to your doctor about it? Numbness makes me think either circulation issues (which wouldn't be caused by an IV) or nerve issues (which may or may not be related to the IV placement). I would certainly bring it up with your physician to get it checked out.

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answers from Miami on

Instead of being the IV, perhaps you have a pinched nerve. That's what it sounds like. If I were you, I would go to a chiropractor or a neuro-muscular therapist.

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answers from Portland on

I've had numbing from an IV. It went away after a few weeks when the nerve the needle hit heals. Because it's stil numb 3 years later, I'd ask your doctor.



answers from Honolulu on

I would start by requesting your medical records from the birth. The hospital will have a medical records department, and there might be a small fee.

That way, when you make an appointment with your doctor, he or she will be able to see exactly how the IV was placed, if there were any complications (like if they had to attempt placing the IV three times before it was successful), and exactly what medication was in the IV solution.

The doctor may have a reassuring answer for you, or refer you to a specialist, but at least you'll be able to be informed.



answers from Daytona Beach on

I also had an epidermal, and several in the past. I have told my doctor and (a year or so ago) and he made no big deal of it.

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