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Broad Thumbs (Overview)

Broad thumb = full first digit of hand.


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What causes broad thumbs in people?

What causes broad thumbs in people?

Various: It can come from various reasons including that in some people it is normal for them. ...Read more

Broad Thumbs (Overview)

Broad thumb = full first digit of hand.


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How to get rid of thumb pain on the right?

How to get rid of thumb pain on the right?

Try few things, 1st.: Localized, unilateral joint/muscle pain has a variety of causes, most likely some kind of trauma, repeated movements leading to mm strain, early osteoarthritis--old bone or degenerative arthrittis-- at base of thumb is very often the joint first affected. Rest it (play piano, use computer or texting a lot?), ice it, perhaps anti-inflammatory (advil, alleve), for a week. If persists, check w doc. ...Read more

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What causes broad thumbs in people?

Various: It can come from various reasons including that in some people it is normal for them. ...Read more

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I have an off balance feeling, white thick lines on index/thumb finger only on both hands, not feeling too well. Arsenic poisoning? How to diagnose?

Arsenic poisoning: I don't know what condition you've got, but if you want to be checked for arsenic (or other heavy metal poisoning, lead, etc.) you can get a urine heavy metal screen. Your md would need to order this test for you. ...Read more

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'hungry' pain upper mid abdo at night, gas, stinging pain upper right abdo, thumb thick stool, occ nausea, less apetite, undigested food. What's wrong?

'hungry' pain upper mid abdo at night, gas, stinging pain upper right abdo, thumb thick stool, occ nausea, less apetite, undigested food. What's wrong?

See a GI doctor: You really need to be seen, a full history obtained, examined, some labs run and endoscopy seriously considered. This can be one of numerous conditions, several of them potentially serious. You should undergo appropriate testing, diagnosis and management soon. Hope you get better quickly. Good luck. Four months seems very long to schedule endoscopy. ...Read more

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Brown bruise/rash thing under skin on thumb tip. Thick, hard callused skin where it is. No pain. (i have OCD & do lots of cleaning & hand washing)?

Brown bruise/rash thing under skin on thumb tip. Thick, hard callused skin where it is. No pain. (i have OCD & do lots of cleaning & hand washing)?

Eczema and dryness: Friction, dryness and irritation from frequent handwashing and soap chemicals explain your symptom. Topical steroids, use of emolients, hand gloves and reduction in ocd handwashing will help reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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Ibs/what?Stool 1-3 times pd. Short pieces oft thumb thick, occ thicker.Gas, gurgling.Doc says to young for cancer?Stinging upper right on+off daily.No cramps.Eat healthy, lots veg, no junk/soda/alchohol

Ibs/what?Stool 1-3 times pd. Short pieces oft thumb thick, occ thicker.Gas, gurgling.Doc says to young for cancer?Stinging upper right on+off daily.No cramps.Eat healthy, lots veg, no junk/soda/alchohol

Proper Diagnosis: I am not sure if you've seen a specialist, but if not, may i suggest you see a gastroenetologist. You are never too young to have a serious illness (i'm not saying that you do). I've had two patients with colon cancer, both 31 yo. Rare, yes. Unheard of, no. There must be some excellent physicians in your locale who can find the cause of your symptoms and determine proper course of treatment. ...Read more

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Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?

Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?

Xray: Would begin with an xray to see if there is a fracture. Go to an urgent care center or orthopaedic specialist to be evaluate. Continue to ice and elevate. ...Read more

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What is gamers thumb?

R S I: Gamer’s thumb" refers to a repetitive stress injury (rsi) that causes swelling at the base of the thumb due to overuse of video games. Rsi is an umbrella term for a collection of disorders most commonly affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, and shoulders, notes miles. She adds that symptoms can range from fatigue and loss of strength to minor or acute aches and pains, burning, and tingling. ...Read more

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Do thumbs have bursa?

Do thumbs have bursa?

No: There is a bursa at the level of the wrist involving the flexor polices longs tendon but not in the thumb itself. ...Read more

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What is skier's thumb?

What is skier's thumb?

Ligament tear thumb: Skier's thumb or gamekeepers thumb are common terms for a tear in the thumb mp joint ulnar collateral ligament. The mechanism of injury is a radially-oriented force on the thumb, which can occur when gripping and planting a ski pole. (or, back in the day, ringing a rabbits neck.) best to see an orthopaedist or hand specialist for treatment options. ...Read more

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What to do with my thumb?

What to do with my thumb?

Re-ask: I am sorry but there isn't enough info about your thumb to provide a satisfactory answer. Please re-ask question with pertinent details. ...Read more

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What cause nodules on thumbs?

What cause nodules on thumbs?

Couple of things: Somewhat common is a ganglion cyst (small collection of concentrated joint fluid). Gouty tophus, or maybe a bone/cartilage cyst, or bone spur can form "nodules" on the thumb area. If it is bothersome to you, i suggest getting evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I stop sucking my thumb?

Why do it?: The real question is, "what does thumb sucking accomplish?" for small children, it's easy. It eases boredom, provides relaxation and some mild stress relief. For adults, it can do a lot of the same things, but most adults have learned other coping skills, or learned to deal with life's stresses. Thumb sucking obviously serves a purpose, and a therapist can help find them and form new coping skills. ...Read more

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Hi have pain in my right thumb?

Hi have pain in my right thumb?

Pain thumb: need to be more specific. could be injury, infection, arthritis. clinical correlation is important . Review with doctor. ...Read more

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