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Short Pinky Finger
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
Today I have been getting shooting pain down the back of my left arm to my pinky finger. Lasts short time. Is this most likely muscoskeletal?
I have occasionally been having short lived tingling in my left hand for at least a year. Now I'm having pain radiating from my forearm just distal to my elbow into my ring and pinky fingers. What should I do?
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
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
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
Feeling numbness in my fingers on holding my cell phone or on sleeping on my hand after a short period of time. What could it be?
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?
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
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
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
? 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
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
About 6 weeks: About 6 weeks to completely heal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I have a knot on my lower right back about the size of the end of my pinky finger. Had it for awhile, should I get it checked out or is this typical?
Yes: I don't think it will be anyting but without an examine you will not have peace of mind to let it go. ...Read more
I slammed the tip of my pinky finger in the door on Monday and it is now twice the size of the other, hot and painful. Is this just par 4 the course?
No: Need ER evaluation. Fracture of the finger could present in the same way. Another concern is infection ...Read more
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
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
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
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
This: Warrants medical evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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