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Please provide me information on alien hand syndrome?

Please provide me information on alien hand syndrome?

Very rare: Alien hand syndrome is the misattribution and belief that one's hand does not belong to oneself, but that it has its own life. The afflicted person has normal sensation in the hand and leg, but believes that the hand, while still being a part of their body, is acting autonomously, having 'a will of its own. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have primary reynaud's disease / syndrome and my hands are very hot and tingly?

What can I do if I have primary reynaud's disease / syndrome and my hands are very hot and tingly?

See below: Do not smoke. Reduce caffeine intake. Reduce stress if possible. See you doctor for medications if the symptoms are still uncomfortable or distressing. ...Read more

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Can i resume weight lifting activities now that I have dupuytrens syndrome in my hands?

Can i resume weight lifting activities now that I have dupuytrens syndrome in my hands?

Yes: Dupytren's disease is an inherited disease that effects the longitudinal palmar fascia, and other fascial structures of the fingers. This causes the fascial chords or bands to contract, pulling the fingers into the hand. Its progression would be unaffected by weight lifting or similar activities so you can resume lifting activities without concern. ...Read more

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My child has cornelia de lange syndrome is it normal for this kids to put their hands in their mouth?

My child has cornelia de lange syndrome is it normal for this kids to put their hands in their mouth?

Yes: It is normal for any kid to put their fingers or hands in their mouth. There are thousands of pleasure nerve fibers in the lips, and kids find them soothing. Normally functioning kids usually grow out of this habit, while those that are mentally challenged may not adapt the social skills of older regular kids. ...Read more

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What are the early first signs of my having carple tunnel syndrome in my hands (excuse the spelling)?

What are the early first signs of my having carple tunnel syndrome in my hands (excuse the spelling)?

Numbness & Tingling: Early in carpal tunnel syndrome, there is numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, middle, and radial side (thumb side) of the ring finger. It is often worse at night, causing patients to wake and "shake" their hands. Their can be a weakness and atrophy later in the disease. ...Read more

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I am able to do the hand signs for Marfan syndrome but wasn't diagnosed yet, can I just look like a marfan?

I am able to do the hand signs for Marfan syndrome but wasn't diagnosed yet, can I just look like a marfan?

Doctors can evaluate: A person with a few of the marfan syndrome features can see a primary care doctor and a geneticist. The geneticist specializes in diagnosing genetic disorders such as marfan syndrome. A person has to have a certain number of signs & symptoms before he is diagnosed as marfan syndrome. If less than the minimum signs & symptoms, he may have marfanoid habitus (appearance) but not have marfan syndrome. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has cornelia de lange syndrome is it common for this kids to put their hands in their mouth?

What do you suggest if my child has cornelia de lange syndrome is it common for this kids to put their hands in their mouth?

Foranswers/reference: Putting hands in the mouth is a common feature of children everywhere. Not necessarily related to any specific genetic disorder. Attached there is a link to a site that offers general information and also provides other links to support sites for parents etc. Good luck! http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/cornelia-de-lange-syndrome ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my child has cornelia de lange syndrome is it common for this kids to put their hands in their mouth?

Should i be concerned if my child has cornelia de lange syndrome is it common for this kids to put their hands in their mouth?

Cornelia de Lange: Children with Cornelia de Lange syndrome of often developmentally delayed. The frequent placement of objects and hands in the mouth is common in developmentally delayed children, but does put them at higher risk for self poisoning, illness and choking. ...Read more