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What causes clubbing of the fingers?

What causes clubbing of the fingers?

Chronic lack of O2: A chronic lack of oxygen is a common cause of clubbing. ...Read more

Dr. James Gagne
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Enlarged Finger Tips (Definition)

Clubbing is a condition where the nails and tips of the fingers become rounded and somewhat enlarged (so that they look like clubs). The reason this occurs is unknown, but it is associated with breathing problems or lung diseases. ...Read more


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What is clubbing finger and what are effects ?

What is clubbing finger and what are effects ?

FInger clubbing: Clubbing of fingers generally relates to problems with lungs and breathing. Please see your physician about your own situation. ...Read more

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What can cause clubbing of the fingers besides the obvious chronic hypoxemia?

What can cause clubbing of the fingers besides the obvious chronic hypoxemia?

Clubbing...: Clubbing is a nonspecific finding that can be seen in both benign and malignant conditions. Often clubbing is related to an intrathoracic process particularly involving the heart or lungs. ...Read more

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Which kidney diseases will cause clubbing of the fingers?

Which kidney diseases will cause clubbing of the fingers?

Well,: Usually chronic respiratory problems such as emphysema cause this. Finger clubbing is not really seen with kidney disease. However, kidney disease can cause a build-up of nitrogen waste products in the blood, which can damage nails. ...Read more

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Can cuticle biting lead to clubbing of affected fingers? Recently i noticed one of my nails is curving down. I bite frequently, had an infection once.

Can cuticle biting lead to clubbing of affected fingers? Recently i noticed one of my nails is curving down. I bite frequently, had an infection once.

Clubbing of Fingers: While clubbing can be idiopathic, here are the causes of clubbing by organ system: thoracic, bronchial lung ca (though usually not small cell lca) chronic lung suppuration (empyema, abscess, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis) fibrosing alveolitis, mesothelioma, tb, cardiovascular cyanotic congenital heart disease, endocarditis, atrial myxoma, gastrointestinal irritable bowel disease, other causes. ...Read more

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I have clubbing fingers, numbness , restless legs, hemoptysis, weakness, bone pain, wrinkled fingertips.What disease can cause these symptoms?

I have clubbing fingers, numbness , restless legs, hemoptysis, weakness, bone pain, wrinkled fingertips.What disease can cause these symptoms?

Likely lung disease: With the symptoms especially and clubbed fingers, I am guessing possible pulmonary ie lung disease. Please seek a physician for comprehensive check up. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have finger clubbing?

How can I tell if I have finger clubbing?

Clubbing is: A bulbous appearance of the distal fingers. It's generally associated with lung disease. If you put the backs of your fingers together and don't see a space at the base of your nails, you might have clubbing. Here's a link to more pictures and info: http://meded.Ucsd.Edu/clinicalimg/upper_clubbing.Htm. ...Read more

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How many stages of fingers clubbing are they and what are they?

How many stages of fingers clubbing are they and what are they?

Finger Clubbing: Three: finger clubbing occurs in stages. First the base of the nail (nail bed) becomes soft and the skin next to the nail bed becomes shiny. The nails then curve more than normal when looked at from the side and this is called scarmouth's sign. The ends of the fingers may then get larger and are called drumstick fingers. ...Read more