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Is it bad to have long fingers?

Is it bad to have long fingers?

No: It is what it is. There are some medical conditions associated with very long or very short fingers but as an isolated thing it isn't good or bad. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Long Fingers (Definition)

Refers to the elongated appearance of fingers. It is linked to several disorders including Marfan's syndrome. It is not an illness or disroder by itself that needs treatment, it is a cosmetic ...Read more


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Any negative effects of having long fingers?

Any negative effects of having long fingers?

In most cases no...: Long fingers in isolation are not a problem. Some times long fingers are associated with systemic problems (eg. Marfans) and thus can have additional health risks. ...Read more

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Is there any surgical procedure that would let me have long fingers?

Is there any surgical procedure that would let me have long fingers?

No unless you: Have a signicant congenital difference with functional librations a hand surgeon will not offer a finger procedure to lengthen a digit. Cosmetic surgery and hand surgery do not mix well. The most essential issue in the hand is fiction followed elimination of pain deformity that are functionally limiting



http://en. M.Correction of functional deformity not cosmetics. ...Read more

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Is it true that good surgeons tend to have long fingers?

Is it true that good surgeons tend to have long fingers?

No: While I do have long fingers I do not believe there is any correlation. More important is what's between the ears. ...Read more

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My son has big feet, long fingers, will he be really tall?

My son has big feet, long fingers, will he be really tall?

Not an indicator: The size of feet and length of fingers are not measures of final height. ...Read more

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24week ultrasound showed that the baby has very long fingers is this ok?

24week ultrasound showed that the baby has very long fingers is this ok?

Probably.: Long limbs is most likely a family trait. The only possible problem is something called Marfan syndrome:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001455/. ...Read more

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Are there ANY finger-lengthening exercises? I am an adult with <3" long fingers who is trying hard to learn guitar and piano.

Are there ANY finger-lengthening exercises? I am an adult with <3" long fingers who is trying hard to learn guitar and piano.

Finger lengthening: Is not possible but you may be able to learn exercises to loosen the muscles in your hands which will be helpful. Children w/very small hands play well and so can you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If you have long fingers you have long penis?

If you have long fingers you have long penis?

Not related: There are plenty of such myths. Many women believe that penile size is related to size of feet, also untrue. By and large taller and bigger men may have larger penises than slight and small men. Achondroplastic dwarfs (little people with very short arms and legs) have same size penises as men of normal stature. ...Read more

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What are long fingers caused by?

What are long fingers caused by?

Arachnodactyly: This feature can occur on its own, with no underlying health problems. However, it can also be associated with certain medical conditions. Examples include Marfan syndrome, ehlers danlos syndrome, homocystinuria.
Arachnodactyly is a condition in which the fingers are abnormally long and slender in comparison to the palm of the hand. It can be presentit at birth or develop in later in life. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Long fingers?

What is the definition or description of: Long fingers?

Arachnodactyly: Refers to the elongated appearance of fingers. It is linked to several disorders including Marfan's syndrome. It is not an illness or disroder by itself that needs treatment, it is a cosmetic difference in the hand. ...Read more

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Are abnormally long fingers a medical concern?

Are abnormally long fingers a medical concern?

Perhaps: Isolated long fingers are usually of no concern. There is a condition called arachnodactyly which can be associated with other conditions - i.e. Marfans, etc. If you are concerned, might I suggest a consultation with a pediatrician, plastic surgeon or geneticist. ...Read more

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What's it mean to have abnormally long fingers?

What's it mean to have abnormally long fingers?

Might be: Long fingers occur in Marfan's syndrome - are you tall, have some eyesight issues, have prominent chest bones, is it in the family. Of course with long fingers you have an advantage in playing some musical instruments so it is not all bad. ...Read more

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Are long fingers good to have for playing piano?

Are long fingers good to have for playing piano?

Yes: To be a concert pianist, being able to hit a twelfth with no difficulty is big. They are also important for olympic swimmers. They reach farther with each stroke, so have a big advantage. Michael Phelps had unusually long arms for his body height. If he had had shorter arms, you would not recognize his name.
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If you have long fingers do you generally have a long penis as well?

No relationship: The penis is the size it is and the fingers are the size they are and the foot size is the size it is and the ears are the size they are. Just no relationship other than co-incidental. Hope you like what you have and what you are and leave it at that. ...Read more

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Why do I have really long fingers and arms?

Why do I have really long fingers and arms?

Check it out: Some people have those things as part of syndrome called Marfan syndrome. ...Read more

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What do I do to get pretty, long fingers?

What do I do to get pretty, long fingers?

Genetics and age and: Weight play a role but the first two arethe greatest, you cannot lose weight tools your fingers thinner unless you are extremely morbidly obese. I say this last point is very important because unless you are being treated for morbid obesity losing weight will not affect your fingers also as we age our fingers change in shape and appearance so even if you have long shapely fingers its transient. ...Read more

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Does having long fingers mean you will be tall?

Does having long fingers mean you will be tall?

No it means: You will have long fingers, height may correlate with hand and foot size but this is not an absolute. ...Read more

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Some people have those long fingers, not abnormal but nice, long and thin. Is it possible to for mine to get that way?

Some people have those long fingers, not abnormal but nice, long and thin. Is it possible to for mine to get that way?

Genetics and age and: Weight play a role but the first two arethe greatest, you cannot lose weight tools your fingers thinner unless you are extremely morbidly obese. I say this last point is very important because unless you are being treated for morbid obesity losing weight will not affect your fingers also as we age our fingers change in shape and appearance so even if you have long shapely fingers its transient. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant from my fiance fingering me, because he has really really long fingers?

Can I get pregnant from my fiance fingering me, because he has really really long fingers?

Not without sperm: You can't get pregnant unless he puts sperm in you. This is in the fluid he ejaculates. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has long fingers and fingernails. Can I get an infection from oral sex?

Can get oral STD: Herpes, chlamydia, yeast, gonorrhea and even syphilis and HIV (through abraisions) can be transmitted by oral sex. Suggest you ask him to cut his long fingernails if they upset you. ...Read more

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Long fingers like spider and long arms is a sign of klienfelter syndrome?

Long fingers like spider and long arms is a sign of klienfelter syndrome?

Kleinfelder signs: 20 M India: Long fingers like spider and long arms is a sign of klienfelter syndrome? ANS: The definition of long fingers and arms is different across differing ethnic groups. Must be a wide range in India. I would ask an Indian Endocriologist for the definition they use. Google it and look at images to see if you match any of them. Let us know for future reference. ...Read more

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If u have a long neck long fingers long legs what does that mean? Does that mean im gonna be tall

If u have a long neck long fingers long legs what does that mean? Does that mean im gonna be tall

No: You are as tall as you will ever be at your age. There are many different types of body configurations which are most likely inherited from your parents. People with some syndromes such as marfan's syndrome can be tall and have long fingers and limbs. If you think you may have one of these syndromes, consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am a 17 year old female who is 6 feet 2 inches. I have very long fingers and toes an long, thin arms. Do I have Marfan syndrome? I am worried!

I am a 17 year old female who is 6 feet 2 inches. I have very long fingers and toes an long, thin arms. Do I have Marfan syndrome? I am worried!

See cardiologis: Certain clinical features r required for the diag. Of Marfan syndrome. Being thin, tall with long fingers, toes and extremities is not enough for the diagnosis but may be an indication for referral to a pediatric cardiologist, pediatric ophthalmologist and geneticist for a much broader evaluation to rule out other abnormalities in the heart, eye and skeletal system and skin consistent w marfan. ...Read more

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How do I floss my back teeth when I have a small mouth, but big hands & long fingers that have trouble fitting?

Flossing: There are some floss holders that can be used to help you. Ask your dentist to show you one. ...Read more

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Could I hav Marfans? Recently got diagnosed w/ mild MVP. Postive Marfans wrist test but not thumb test. Female, not tall (5 ft 2), arm span NOT longer than height, skinny, long fingers, Score 3 in Ghent criteria. No protuding chests nor myopic. HELP

Could I hav Marfans? Recently got diagnosed w/ mild MVP. Postive Marfans wrist test but not thumb test. Female, not tall (5 ft 2), arm span NOT longer than height, skinny, long fingers, Score 3 in Ghent criteria. No protuding chests nor myopic. HELP

Highly unlikely: Based on your negative thumb test, relatively short stature, short or normal limb length (arm span), a mere 3 in Ghent criteria (>6 is required for positive) or lack of other features it is highly unlikely that you have Marfans syndrome. ...Read more

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Do I have Marfans? Female, Mild MVP+Postive wrist test+long fingers+skinny+hypermobile elbow (only). However, Negative thumb test, not tall (5ft2), arm span=height, no family history, normal chest shape, not myopic, scored 3 on Ghent criteria. Help

Do I have Marfans? Female, Mild MVP+Postive wrist test+long fingers+skinny+hypermobile elbow (only). However, Negative thumb test, not tall (5ft2), arm span=height, no family history, normal chest shape, not myopic, scored 3 on Ghent criteria. Help

Marfan's: Was a complete dilated eye exam done looking for lens dislocation? Do you have aortic root dilatation by echocardiogram if you do not have aortic root dilatation and do not have dislocated lens the probablity is almost nil. You can check for the marker Fibrillin -1 mutation but without aortic and eye findings very unlikely.

http://info. Marfan. Org/genetic-testing-and-marfan-syndrom ...Read more

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I'm f, 5'6 (tall), thin, long arms&legs, hands r big w/long fingers &are flexible, but my body is not flexible, narrow face&jaw, do I have Marfan syndrome?

I'm f, 5'6 (tall), thin, long arms&legs, hands r big w/long fingers &are flexible, but my body is not flexible, narrow face&jaw, do I have Marfan syndrome?

Can be cryptic: Most people who are thin do not have a connective tissue disease (marfan syndrome.) there is a formal diagnostic approach for suspected Marfan syndrome, though, and it is worth reading. Here is a link to a helpful site:
http://www. Marfan. Org/expectations/diagnosis. ...Read more

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Heart murmur, concave chest, scoliosis, long fingers/toes, flexible joints, and frequent abd pain. Should I b tested for Marfan synd or am I paranoid?

Heart murmur, concave chest, scoliosis, long fingers/toes, flexible joints, and frequent abd pain. Should I b tested for Marfan synd or am I paranoid?

Get tested: Briefly, it sounds as if you have enough reason to be concerned. Ask your primary physician for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen fingers in a newborn?

What could cause swollen fingers in a newborn?

Many things: Edema of the fingers of a newborn could be from low serum protein (renal losses of protein), blocked lymphatic flow, venous obstruction on the hand or arm. A physician should carefully the fingers, wrist, and arm of the affected side. ...Read more

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When will a newborn finger nails seperate from its skin?

When will a newborn finger nails seperate from its skin?

??? separate??: I've done this stuff for a while & never heard of a newborns nails separating from the skin. They are often deep to the surrounding skin at birth due to late term fluid retention and appear more at skin level within the first week. The only thing I know that causes separation of the nail from its bed is trauma. ...Read more

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My newborn hasn't had a bad a bowel for the last 3 weeks on his own. We took him to the dr and the dr inserted his finger which helped him to have a bowel the next day. The following week he had to have a suppository which made him have a bowel within 2 h

My newborn hasn't had a bad a bowel for the last 3 weeks on his own. We took him to the dr and the dr inserted his finger which helped him to have a bowel the next day. The following week he had to have a suppository which made him have a bowel within 2 h

See pediatrician: There are too many questions I have that can not be answered in this format - usually that is a good indicator that you should make an appointment for him to be seen again by your pediatrician. Have a list of your concerns so that you remember to ask. An alternative would be to register for the prime service (account for your baby) where you can speak directly with a physician here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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How long will my newborn’s face rash last?

How long will my newborn’s face rash last?

10-12 weeks: The normal newborn acne or newborn rash can last 2-3 months. If the baby is irritated by it, scratching, itching, etc. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How long should a newborn wear mittens?

Nails in newborns: Usually it's around the first month of baby's life that these are useful. Also try a soft side of a nail file to gently soften the sharp edges of her nails, this will help minimize her scratching herself. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks of having long and thin fingers?

Are there any health risks of having long and thin fingers?

Probably no: It really depends how tall one is and what other health issues the individual has. A very tall person with long fingers and a history of loose-jointedness and lens dislocations would likely have marfan's syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more