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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
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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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
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
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
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
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:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer