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A 33-year-old member asked:

what is deep horizontal grooves in the thumb nails and big toes mean?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
Nail changes: Nail changes can be the result of how your nails form or can be the result of trauma or systemic related. See a physician who can evaluate your history and clinical history.
Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Nails: It could cosmetic or a sign of anemia.

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Pumping by hand: Hand expressing means pumping milk from a breast without using a pump. The woman takes a warm shower or applies a warm cloth to her breast for a few minutes. Then she massages her breast by encircling her breast with both hands at the chest wall and slowly squeezing the breast in towards the nipple. After a couple of minutes, the breast will start discharging milk and this can caught in a cup.
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When will my baby be able to transfer objects between hands?

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4 Months Old: Most infants will transfer objects from hand to hand around 4 months old, however there is some normal variation in development. If you have any concerns with your child's development, you should notify your pediatrician.
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Can a doc fix a broken toe after 5yrs of it being broken?

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A 39-year-old male asked:

Why is my right thumb numb?

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Dr. Barry Handler
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Numb thumb: There too many possibilities to discuss in 400 characters. The nerve pathway goes from your brain through your neck and down your arm to your thumb. The problem could be anywhere along the way. It could be as simple as pressure on the digital nerve from sleeping the wrong way to a brain tumor. If you are concerned i suggest you get it looked at by a physician.
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A 18-year-old male asked:

How do you treat turf toe?

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Rest, immobilization: Rest, splinting/taping toe. Ice, heat, antiinflammatory medications.

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