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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. ...Read more
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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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.
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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
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 more
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
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. ...Read more
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
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 more
Later: This complication usually occurs in late toddler stage and older. ...Read more
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:
bronchial lung ca (though usually not small cell lca)
chronic lung suppuration (empyema, abscess, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis)
cyanotic congenital heart disease,
irritable bowel disease,
other causes. ...Read more
Clubbed index and middle fingers. Chest xray 10 months ago. 26/f. No smoking. Should I be worried? IBS, ITP and hashimotos. Could these cause clubbing
Wound: Cuts on finger can become dangerous if it gets infected especially if the person is not immunised against tetanus and they get exposed to bug which causes tetanus. Tetanus bug is prevalent as spores in nature and its easy to get exposed to these spores but prevention by vaccination is easy. So everyone should keep themselves up to date with vaccination. ...Read more