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How can I tell if I have finger clubbing?

How can I tell if I have finger clubbing?

See doctor: This is a physical finding on exam in which the fingers appear rounded like "clubs" however it is difficult to describe and takes experience to correctly recognize. If you think something looks wrong, best to ask your doctor about it.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Gi workup=no ibd/celiac. Pain, bloody stool, fevers persist. Fingers clubbing. Bipolar ii; 2 yr sober; mentally doing great, but could physical problems be somatiform disorder? Sick of feeling sick.

Gi workup=no ibd/celiac. Pain, bloody stool, fevers persist. Fingers clubbing. Bipolar ii; 2 yr sober; mentally doing great, but could physical problems be somatiform disorder? Sick of feeling sick.

Unlikely but...: Possibly, but just because your docs haven't found the cause does not mean it's all in your head. It's not unusual for docs to have difficulty finding the cause of GI problems. You may well have food sensitivities (most with gluten sensitivity don't have celiac) ;/or parasites- common ; not easy to diagnose. You might have overgrowth of unfriendly flora- again hard to diagnose. See my comment:.

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My finger have clubbing since 6 years. Can someone tell me how to treat it.

My finger have clubbing since 6 years. Can someone tell me how to treat it.

Clubbing: Clubbing is not a disease, but is usually a sign of some underlying condition, particularly lung or heart disease. If you had TB at a young age, it may have influenced the bony development of your fingertips. Clubbing can also be hereditary or familial. Hereditary digital clubbing may be associated with skin changes, coarsening of the facial features, and excess sweat and sebum production.

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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.

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What causes single finger or toe clubbing?

What causes single finger or toe clubbing?

Circulatory affect: Could be genetic or a sign of underlying cardiovascular disease but usually causes multiple finger deformities. Lone clubbing possibly due to injury to vascular supply locally in that area/ digit.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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26 y/o f. Did shamroths test to all fingers. Index fingers are only ones where I can't see "window". All other fingers have space when doing test. Scared! True clubbing? Gastro cancer?

26 y/o f. Did shamroths test to all fingers. Index fingers are only ones where I can't see "window". All other fingers have space when doing test. Scared! True clubbing? Gastro cancer?

Don't worry!: Do you have any other symptoms? Like shortness of breath? Shamroth's sign is used to distinguish clubbing only when there are signs and symptoms suggestive of a disease. It's not a test that you do on yourself just to see if you have clubbing. And having the window space is normal. It's not having the space that could be clubbing! So relax. At age 26 it is very unlikely you have GI cancer!

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