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Why does brachydactyly occur sometimes?

Why does brachydactyly occur sometimes?

Brachy = short: Brachy is the word root for short, dactyly is the word root for digits. The term brachydactyly refers to conditions where the individual parts of the fingers or toes is shortened relative to standard. It can be genetically determined or occur in conditions such as down syndrome. ...Read more

Short Fingers And Toes (Definition)

Short digits, or brachydactyly, is a condition where the bones of the thumb or fingers ...Read more


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Questions about the word brachy in "brachydactyly"?

Questions about the word brachy in "brachydactyly"?

Brachy = short: Brachy is the word root for short, dactyly is the word root for digits. The term brachydactyly refers to conditions where the individual parts of the fingers or toes is shortened relative to standard. It can be genetically determined or occur in conditions such as down syndrome. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can spur individual bone growth to mitigate brachydactyly type e?

Is there anything that can spur individual bone growth to mitigate brachydactyly type e?

Yes: The best resource for such a question would be a hand surgeon. I have seen case reports of treatments with various measures, from surgical implants to types of traction; it was the traction that caused actual bone growth. In general, though, it is my understanding that in most cases treatment is not necessary. ...Read more

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What type of brachydactyly affects thumbs and fingers?

What type of brachydactyly affects  thumbs and fingers?

Brachydactyly: The following website covers the topic thoroughly: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2441618/. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having abnormally short fingers (brachydactyly) is inherited as a sex-linked recessive trait. a man with brach?

Nothing at 50: At your age there are no surgical interventions that would be successful in reconstruction. I would advise a genetic counseling appointment ,as there are many forms of brachydactyly with different degrees of genetic penetration and associated abnormalities, to better understand your situation and the potential for its impact on your relatives. ...Read more

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Symptomes: abdominal obesity, baldness, brachydactyly, depression, low energy level, muscle twitching, small penis, small testes. What doctor to see?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Symptomes: abdominal obesity, baldness, brachydactyly, depression, low energy level, muscle twitching, small penis, small testes. What doctor to see?

Genetic/Endocrine?: First get thorough medical workup by a family physician (internal medicine), then further referrals depending on outcome. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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