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I gave birth 5 days ago, now I have a cold feeling going

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Hi, I gave birth 5 days ago, now I have a cold feeling going through my left arm.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 9 months ago.

Hello,

Cold feeling sensation is caused due to nerve impingement in it's path.

You should gentle massage with muscle relaxant ointment.

Also apply warm compresses.

It can be possible to have some muscle weakness in arms after child birth.

Even carry newborn baby or poor posture can cause nerve irritation.

So maintain a good posture while breastfeeding.

This symptom is not related to heart so you needn't to worry.

If your symptoms get worse over the time then consult your doctor for a clinical examination for further evaluation and management.

Use reply to let me know if you have further queries.
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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hi thanks for your response, so this feeling started 4 days after birth, now when it happens I also feel pins and needs in my legs and butt.I had an epidural
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 9 months ago.

Hello,

This sensation is associated with epidural anaesthesia.

Your symptoms'll relieve in a week.

You shouldn't worry about any serious issue.

Hope this helps.

Use reply to let me know if you have further queries.
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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok, I just want to be sure because my friends had epidurals and never experienced this.I was worrying
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Should I still by the muscle relaxant cream or should I just wait for it to go away
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 9 months ago.

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.

It can be associated with epidural seen in many cases.

You can apply muscle relaxant ointment also.

Hope this helps.