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Dr. Fuad Kiblawi Dr. Kiblawi
Pediatrics - Cardiology
24 years in practice
Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology
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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.

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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


Dr. Ralf Lukner Dr. Lukner
Internal Medicine
6 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman Dr. Gliksman
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint Dr. Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
31 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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.

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint Dr. Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
31 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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.

Dr. Jeffrey Wint Dr. Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
31 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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.

Dr. Jeffrey Wint Dr. Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
31 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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.

Dr. Jeffrey Wint Dr. Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
31 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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.

Dr. Todd Guyette Dr. Guyette
Surgery - Hand Surgery
years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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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.

Dr. Jeffrey Wint Dr. Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
31 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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.

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Elliot Duboys Dr. Duboys
Surgery - Plastics
40 years in practice
Free University of Brussels Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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 marfans 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.

Dr. Richard Roberts Dr. Roberts
Clinical Genetics
42 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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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 twelfth with no difficulty is big. They are also important for olympic swimmers. They reach farther with each stroke, so have a big advantage.

Dr. Danny Proffitt Dr. Proffitt
Family Medicine
39 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. David Tuckman Dr. Tuckman
Surgery - Hand Surgery
19 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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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.