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Broad Thumbs (Overview)

Broad thumbs are thumbs that appear wide or abnormally large. They may be normal or can be seen in people with hereditary problems.


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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 thumbs are thumbs that appear wide or abnormally large. They may be normal or can be seen in people with hereditary problems.


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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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