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What are reasons why your pinky fingers are so short?

What are reasons why your pinky fingers are so short?

Evolution: It is hard to say genetically why the ones with shorter pinkies survived and not the other way around. But going back to species before us, it was that way. Just looking at my hand, I 'd rather have it that way and not the other way as the prehensile activity looks better and it would just look weird, don't you think? ...Read more

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A 14 month old raises his hands around bright lights, gruntsand exhales. He is delayed, has curved pinky finger, eats non-food items and has a short neck. Autism?

A 14 month old raises his hands around bright lights, gruntsand exhales. He is delayed, has curved pinky finger, eats non-food items and has a short neck. Autism?

Neurodevelopmental: Disorders of genetic origin can present with dysmorphism (unusual physical features), developmental delays & autistic behaviors. The asq & the m-chat screening tests are at firstsigns. Org. A pediatric visit with the results may lead to referral to a developmental/ behavioral pediatrician. Also, your state's early intervention program can assess development & provide therapy without a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I got my left ring finger caught Ina guys shorts at fight practice in the groove where it meets the hand and now I can't move the last digit.

I got my left ring finger caught Ina guys shorts at fight practice in the groove where it meets the hand and now I can't move the last digit.

Hand surgeon: If this difficulty persists consult a hand surgeon for diagnosis, advice and treatment. You may have sustained joint and ligament injury, and if so, you want to avoid permanent damage to that finger. ...Read more

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Short infrequent bursts of pain that begin in the chest and lead to the tip of a finger left hand. Is this related to the heart or nervous system?

Short infrequent bursts of pain that begin in the chest and lead to the tip of a finger left hand. Is this related to the heart or nervous system?

Get to an ER!: There is so much evidence that heart attacks are much, much easier to treat and recover fully from if you catch them early - that it is plain good sense to have it evaluated now! Don't wait to make an appointment - just get there as soon as you can. In recent years women and other age groups are also at risk, but you are in a prime target group! It can save your life. Best! ...Read more

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Hi I'm from iran and I'm very short only 4, 6 and I have small finger of hand and foot please tell me I can use stem cell therapy for growing fingers?

Hi I'm from iran and I'm very short only 4, 6 and I have small finger of hand and foot please tell me I can use stem cell therapy for growing fingers?

Not now: Currently stem cell therapy is in its early devellopmental stages. It can be used for a few desparate situations, mostlhy geenetic in origin. N o current stem cell treatment is known that can be used to lengthen your fingers. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about pregnancy from fingering? He had shorts on but what if there was a dot of precum? His hand felt dry before he fingered

Should I be worried about pregnancy from fingering? He had shorts on but what if there was a dot of precum? His hand felt dry before he fingered

Sperm + egg: Sperm must be inside the vagina to fertilize the egg For someone to get pregnant. It seems very unlikely in the circumstances you mention. Before you engage in any sexual activity I suggest you do some reading to learn the very basics about human reproduction. It's important you have the information before you get in over your head. ...Read more

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Why are my pinky fingers crooked?

Why are my pinky fingers crooked?

Congintal deformity: Most likely you congenital deformity born with if it is bilateral in type. ...Read more

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Cannot bend pinky finger without immense pain?

Cannot bend pinky finger without immense pain?

See your doc: There could be several reasons for this but the bottom line is this is not normal and should be evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Why are my child's pinky fingers curved inward?

Why are my child's pinky fingers curved inward?

Simple clinodactaly: When pinky fingers are turned slightly toward the middle of the hand, the term used is clinodactaly. When examined under x-ray, there is an angulation to the middle segment of that finger. It is a benign and potential inheritable process. It occurs in normal people and sometimes in higher frequency with certain syndromes. ...Read more

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Tiny wire stuck in pinky finger. How can I get it out?

Tiny wire stuck in pinky finger. How can I get it out?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Why does my pinky finger painfully lock whenever I bend it?

? Trigger finger: Several things can cause painful triggering of a finger. The most common is a so called, "trigger" finger where your flexor tendon enlarges and can no longer slide smoothly through a tunnel at the base of your finger. Less common is a snapping extensor tendon or ligament. Try splinting the finger straight for a few weeks, if this does not help get it checked out. ...Read more

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I stabbed my pinky finger and now it really hurts what should I do?

I stabbed my pinky finger and now it really hurts what should I do?

See a hand surgeon: Stabbing a finger can be a potentially worse injury than it seems. There are numerous structures (tendons, nerves, blood vessels, joints and ligaments) all in a very small space. Probably best to see a hand surgeon to assess the injury and also make sure that there is no ongoing infection as that can also be quite painful in the finger. ...Read more

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What is the condition where a child's pinky fingers are curved inward?

Clinodactyly: An incurving 5th finger is considered a minor anomaly that can represent a new issue or a dominant trait within a family. ...Read more

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I've cut or punctured my lower pinky finger on the inside and now it feels like there's anI'm not quite sure how I got the wound as it was from a fall?

I've cut or punctured my lower pinky finger on the inside and now it feels like there's anI'm not quite sure how I got the wound as it was from a fall?

Clean wound: First of all scrub it clean with a clean/wet/soapy wash cloth. Then rinse well with clean water. Pat the wound dry with a clean wash cloth/gauze/ tissue/ paper towel. Then apply antibiotic ointment or aloe juice or coconut oil as antiseptic. Then place a sterile dressing over the wound till it is healing well. You can use a band aid or sterile gauze, secured by Coban type stretchy tape that only. ...Read more

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Pinky finger hurts. Help. I need to type?

Pinky finger hurts. Help. I need to type?

More detail: It is difficult to make recommendations to someone with a hand condition without evaluating them. It is impossible to do so without any detailed information what so ever.... When did the pain start? Where is the pain? Was there any trauma? Do you have any numbness or tingling? ...Read more

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Why does my 4 yr have warts in her pinky finger?

Why does my 4 yr have warts in her pinky finger?

Viral: Warts are viral. Children often have warts that can appear on extremities. A good treatment consists of placing duct tape over the wart and giving her one zantac (ranitidine) over the counter daily for 30 days. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness in ring and pinky fingers?

What can cause numbness in ring and pinky fingers?

Cubital tunnel syn.: Though it can be neck or shoulder in origin this most likely represents a pinched nerve at your elbow. Try not leaning on your elbow and wrapping it in extension at night. If not successful I would see me or someone like me. (orthopedic/hand surgeon) hope this helps. ...Read more

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Bent pinky fingers since birth. Is it too late to fix now?

Bent pinky fingers since birth. Is it too late to fix now?

Get evaluation: Please make an appointment with hand specialist and get your hand evaluated with x-rays and muscle testing. Then you will have your info so you can make the best choice for yourself. ...Read more

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My pinky finger hurts and could be broken, so whom do I see?

My pinky finger hurts and could be broken, so whom do I see?

Orthopedic/Hand Doc: Make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, ideally one who specializes in hand surgery. He/she will examine your finger, obtain x-rays to determine if there is a fracture (broken bone), and make recommendations re diagnosis, treatment, any further testing needed, and follow-up care. If you think it could be broken get in promptly. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had pinky surgery and now I can't bend my finger. Is this normal?

I had pinky surgery and now I can't bend my finger. Is this normal?

No: What was the surgery for? You may have developed stiffness in the joints, or scarring of the tendons. You should alert your surgeon. ...Read more

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I think I broke my pinky finger. It is swollen and I can't move it?

I think I broke my pinky finger. It is swollen and I can't move it?

XRay: Need an xray to make sure you don't have a fracture which can cause loss of function in the coming years. ...Read more

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Glass sliver stuck in my pinky finger, it hurts, how do I get it out.?

Glass sliver stuck in my pinky finger, it hurts, how do I get it out.?

See a professional: If you truly have or are suspicious that you have retained glass in your small finger and it is painful, you should seek medical attention. I would recommend seeing a hand surgeon as they are best qualified to remove either simple or deep foreign material from the hand. ...Read more