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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
Broad thumbs: Broad thumb = full first digit of hand. ...Read more
I have one said of my thumb nail blacking and thick. Each time I cut it off it grows back the same. What is causing this?
See your doctor: You should have your doctor look at it if it persists. ...Read more
I'm 16 male and have got extra skin growth on thumb which is thick skin and irritates meee please help mee?
Wart?: There is nothing to offer you without an examination. Please go see your physician. ...Read more
2 days ago I got2 thin black line beneath my left thumb nail, I go to dermatologist to see if it melanoma. She think the lines too vague that it isnt, she said if it is, it should be thick&darker. T/f?
12 year old son has a lump on scalp the size of a thumb that is made up of thick whitish/ yellowish scales. Doesn't hurt but itches?
'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
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)?
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
Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?
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
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
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