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Will clubbed fingers affect handwriting?

Will clubbed fingers affect handwriting?

Only if extreme.: Question that is more important is why you have clubbing of your fingers. Some causes are serious, others not. I have not had pts with clubbing who had trouble writing. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get clubbed fingers by biting nails too closely?

Is it possible for you to get clubbed fingers by biting nails too closely?

No: but potential serious consequences can include bleeding, open sores, disfigured fingertips, nail brittleness, infections, dental problems, permanent nail loss, pain, interference with personal relationships, shame and guilt, and difficulty with practical tasks such as picking up small objects, taking off earrings or necklaces, or opening food packages. No clubbed fingers though. ...Read more

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Can one develop clubbed finger nails?

Can one develop clubbed finger nails?

Yes: It can be a sign of pulmonary disease. It's called "pulmonary osteodystrophy." see your doctor f you think you have this. ...Read more

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I heard that clubbed fingers are a sign of lung cancer. Would it be very clear if I had club fingers?

I heard that clubbed fingers are a sign of lung cancer. Would it be very clear if I had club fingers?

Clubbing digits: Clubbing can be acquired or inherited. Clubbing that is acquired is usually due to lung or heart disease but may be secondary to gastrointestinal disease. It is not specific for lung cancer but can be present in patients with lung cancer. Clubbing refers to an increase in tissue of the pads of the fingertips and loss of the normal angle the nail base makes with the finger. It can be seen on exam. ...Read more

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Does all lung cancer types cause the clubbed fingers? My dad diagnosed 4 weeks ago and he has the clubbed fingers. Tysvm

Does all lung cancer types cause the clubbed fingers? My dad diagnosed 4 weeks ago and he has the clubbed fingers. Tysvm

Clubbing is linked: To adenocarcinoma of the lung, and hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy, but it is not specfic. There are infections, heart and lung cancers that also cause clubbing. Small cell and squamous cancers are less likely to have these findings. ...Read more

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Please help! I have duputryne's contracture in hands, cords, nodules, clubbed fingers, adhesive capsulitis. Autoimmune normal. I'm a"medical mystery."?

Please help! I have duputryne's contracture in hands, cords, nodules, clubbed fingers, adhesive capsulitis. Autoimmune normal. I'm a"medical mystery."?

What diagnosis: There may be a simple explanation of some of this, but there is now an injection for dupuytrens your hand surgeon can do. The medicine for injection is called xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). Your physicians full evaluation may find other problems that can cause some of these, and you need a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have clubbed fingers, my family does not have them.I have had blood test, chest xray, heart scan, lung breathing test, but were ok. What now?

I have clubbed fingers, my family does not have them.I have had blood test, chest xray, heart scan, lung breathing test, but were ok. What now?

Is it new?: If the clubbing is not new, i would ignore it. Some folks are born with it. If it has developed recently, a good history and physical is in order; if you are ill, it will probably show itself. Be sure this is also real clubbing; iron deficiency can change nails and various situations can cause pseudo-clubbing. "treat the person, not the sign." good luck. ...Read more