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If you are pregnant and have carpal tunnel, generally your carpal tunnel it will go away after you deliver. It's caused by the excess fluid that occurs with pregnancy. The excess fluid goes away with the delivery, the carpal tunnel goes away. Every once in a while, though, we will have to operate on a pregnant individual because the carpal tunnel is just either so painful or someone starts to have weakness.

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Kurt Schroeder, MD


Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery

Chief of Neurosurgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Former Chief of Surgery at Tucson Medical Center

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