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how to tell if your fingers broken

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See doctor: This is a physical finding on exam in which the fingers appear rounded like "clubs" however it is difficult to describe and takes experience to correc ... Read More
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
30 years experience Family Medicine
Clubbing is: A bulbous appearance of the distal fingers. It's generally associated with lung disease. If you put the backs of your fingers together and don't see ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
X-rays: It usually requires x-rays (plus medical hx ; physical exam) to correctly diagnose a fracture.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: what are your symptoms?
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Skin picking can: be an obsessive behavior as well as a form of self -mutilation. Consider Consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, psy ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Needs treatment: Most finger fractures need some kind of treatment. This can be a simple splint but in some cases finger fractures need surgery.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Please know that : Even something as seemingly innocuous as a thorn puncture wound to the finger can become serious. What is you tetanus shot status? If it has been > ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Pain, swelling: Decreased motion, ecchymoses ( black and blue) deformity, crepitance ( crunchy bone sounds) and finally an x-ray.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
27 years experience Sports Medicine
XRAY: Simple answer: xray.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Pain, swelling, loss: Of motion, deviation, rotation, stiffness, throbbing, numbness, discoloration, tightness all can be symptoms of a finger fracture. If one suspects a f ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cohen
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Xray: Get an xray.

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