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I wake up and fingers and thumb on right hand tingle sometimes

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I wake up and fingers and thumb on right hand tingle sometimes takes long time to go away. Also fingers swollen on both hands. Should I be worried
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
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It is possible that you could have carpel tunnel syndrome. This can be made worse by sleeping in a position that put pressures on your wrist area.
You could try wearing an over the counter wrist brace at night and see if this makes things better. But, if the swelling and tingling persists you should see your doctor, or an orthopedic surgeon, for a complete exam to prevent permanent nerve damage.
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