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I get numb along the side of my hand from the pinky to the wrist...it can extend to the ring/middle finger...Is this Carpal tunnel syndrome?

I get numb along the side of my hand from the pinky to the wrist...it can extend to the ring/middle finger...Is this Carpal tunnel syndrome?

No: The distribution of numbness is not consistent with carpal tunnel. It is more consistent with an ulnar nerve entrapment. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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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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Can sjogren's syndrome cause hand, fingers tremors?

Can sjogren's syndrome cause hand, fingers tremors?

Sjogren's syndrome: Systemic autoimmune disorder. Symptoms are: dry mouth, dry eyes, joints pain, muscle pain, fatigue, stiffness and tremors. The good news are that symptoms subside with time. ...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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Complete numbness in fingers and both sides of hand. Is this carpal tunnel syndrome, if not what is it?

Complete numbness in fingers and both sides of hand. Is this carpal tunnel syndrome, if not what is it?

See below:: This could be carpal t syndrome plus cubital ts where the other nerve to the hand (ulnar) gets trapped at the elbow; and more rarely ulnar can get trapped at the wrist, on the little finger side.
Also nerves getting pinched in the neck can also cause a similar picture. ...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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Why is my left pinky finger always numb?

Why is my left pinky finger always numb?

Probably ulnar nerve: The small finger's feeling is provided by the ulnar nerve. If this nerve is pinched, it will cause numbness in the small finger, and the side of the ring finger closest to the small finger. The most common place this nerve is pinched is the elbow, and symptoms are worse when leaning on the elbow or keeping the elbow bent. The nerve can also be pinched at the wrist, or the neck. ...Read more

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How could you splint a broken pinky finger?

How could you splint a broken pinky finger?

Buddy Tape: It depends on where the finger is broken. If there is a fracture of the small finger bones (phalanges) treatment is often as simple as taping the finger to the ring finger. If there is any rotational deformity or articular involvement this must be corrected and occasionally warrants surgical intervention. ...Read more