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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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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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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

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What are the causes of finger clubbing in a young patient?

What are the causes of finger clubbing in a young patient?

Clubbing: describes the bulbous, clublike deformation of the distal portion of the fingers and toes resulting from connective-tissue proliferation.Clubbing may be hereditary (ie, primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, but, more often, it is acquired and is associated with a number of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and vascular disorders. it may occur with several lung diseases . Ref:Medscape ...Read more

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I want treatment of finger clubbing , please suggest me .

I want treatment of finger clubbing , please suggest me .

Fingers Clubbing: You may not be able to improve this. But, stopping smoking has got to be the first and most important answer. ...Read more

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Can eczema or any other skin disorders cause finger clubbing?

Finger Clubbing: Yes. Finger clubbing can result from palmar eczema and some dyes hydronic skin conditions. You should consult a dermatologist for a thorough evaluation and embark on a recommended tratment plan. ...Read more

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Is schamroth window test an accurate way to check for finger clubbing?

Is schamroth window test an accurate way to check for finger clubbing?

Yes: Visual inspection of same fingers on each hand placed nail to nail for obliteration of diamond-shaped window is fairly sensitive. Normal nail angle is 165 degrees or less (see diagram) I examine the nails from the side carefully. Usually, it's very obvious. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can emphysema cause finger clubbing?

Can emphysema cause finger clubbing?

Clubbing: Chronic hypoxemia can cause finger clubbing, severe emphysema can cause that. ...Read more

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Does emphysema cause finger clubbing?

Does emphysema cause finger clubbing?

Not usually.: Emphysema by itself usually doesn't cause clubbing. It might if associated with a chronically low blood oxygen level. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause mild finger clubbing? Can't see "window" between index fingers only. All others have very tiny "window". I have hypo x4 years

Clubbed Fingers: There is over 65 causes of clubbed fingers. Go to the following web site. http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/symptoms/clubbed_fingers/causes.htm. ...Read more