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Two of my fingers got crazy suddleny... They started to feel like an short-circuit everytime I bend or rotate them... What seems to be the problem?

Two of my fingers got crazy suddleny... They started to feel like an short-circuit everytime I bend or rotate them... What seems to be the problem?

Hmmm?: Usually electrical sensations would be associated with nerve function. Areas of usual entrapment are the wrist, neck or elbow. Sometimes it is necessary to see a neurologist and get an EMG. Lab work would include B 12, folate (folic acid) and thyroid. ...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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What is up my short fingers?

See below: Our physical traits are inherited from our parents. I suspect every person in this world even supermodels have body features that they wish they could change. Bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Focus on the positive. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Short fingers?

What is the definition or description of: Short fingers?

Short fingers: = Brachydactyly- which may be seen in a number of medical conditions. ...Read more

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My fingers are very short any way I can elongate them without surgery?

My fingers are very short any way I can elongate them without surgery?

See rheumatologist: You have short fingers and are female. I don't know of any surgery to lengthen fingers. If you notice short fingers you may have others things to consider like juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (jra). Ask for a referral it could be that you have inflammation. ...Read more

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I am male and 18. I have short fingers. Are there ways to make fingers longer?

I am male and 18. I have short fingers. Are there ways to make fingers longer?

For specific things: Such as congenitally short fingers there are time when function is imporvoed by lengthening a digit but this is a rare occurrence. For a "normal functioning hand" with all the digits there is no cosmetic way that would successfully lengthen fingers. Even in congenitally short fingers it is a very controversial subject as it has a very limited functional indication (very select cases). ...Read more

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Is it true that ppl get a shorter fingers and shorter necks when they gain weight?

Is it true that ppl get a shorter fingers and shorter necks when they gain weight?

No: If the neck or fingers become more plump - it may give the illusion that they are shorter - but they don't become any shorter. ...Read more

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When I grip an object (eg: bike handlebars) for a short time, my fingers seem to seize up and are painful when I try to release the object. Why?

When I grip an object (eg: bike handlebars) for a short time, my fingers seem to seize up and are painful when I try to release the object. Why?

Myotonias, genetic: Disorders that cause inability to release a grip, are dystrophic (with slowly progressive weakness) or non-dystrophic (not progressive). Dystrophic types have autosomal dominant inheritance, so one of your parents would have it. Non-dystrophic types are from point mutations on specific genes. A neurologist & geneticist can determine if you have either type. Many are annoying, but not disabling. ...Read more

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I've got very short fingers. Is there any surgical method to elongate them?

To old: There are surgical treatment options for congenital deformities resulting in short fingers, but not indicated or effective in 38 year old patient. ...Read more

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What to do if my fingers, and I do, I have short chubby fingers. Is it possible to get long, slim fingers?

What to do if my fingers, and I do, I have short chubby fingers. Is it possible to get long, slim fingers?

Not possible: Hi. At 42, finger length is long set. Maybe weight loss might affect finger "chubbiness", but even that is questionable. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Short fingers and toes?

What is the definition or description of: Short fingers and toes?

Brachy dactyly.: Shortened fingers or toes is also known as brachy dactyly. The shortness can be due to either abnormally short phalanges in either the fingers or toes or shortening of either the metacarpals or metatarsals. There are several different types of brachy dactyly depending on which digits and which bones in the digits are involved. ...Read more

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Is it likely to get agirl pregnant if you have cum on your fingers but only touch the outsides of her shorts?

Is it likely to get agirl pregnant if you have cum on your fingers but only touch the outsides of her shorts?

Not if that is the: Only placed touched. Sperm needs to be deposited in vagina (or possibly introitus) for pregnancy to occur. ...Read more

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I just started using ob tampons but I have short fingers, lol?

I just started using ob tampons but I have short fingers, lol?

Use it properly: If you use the applicator properly, it should not matter if you have short or long fingers. ...Read more

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Supposing you have short little toes rather than long finger like toes, does that decrease your chance for hammer toe?

Supposing you have short little toes rather than long finger like toes, does that decrease your chance for hammer toe?

I am not sure: The length of the digit matters. If there is an imbalance in muscle power I would think even short length of digit would potentially hammer. Having said that, with a longer lever arm, you do have more oppurtunity for a toe to hammer. I would give you if two feet with same muscle power the longer toe might hammer first. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having abnormally short fingers (brachydactyly) is inherited as a sex-linked recessive trait. A man with brach?

What to do if I'm having abnormally short fingers (brachydactyly) is inherited as a sex-linked recessive trait. A man with brach?

Nothing at 50: At your age there are no surgical interventions that would be successful in reconstruction. I would advise a genetic counseling appointment, as there are many forms of brachydactyly with different degrees of genetic penetration and associated abnormalities, to better understand your situation and the potential for its impact on your relatives. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the top of your scalp hurt really bad and every time u put your fingers in your hair it hurts and I have really short hair?

What does it mean when the top of your scalp hurt really bad and every time u put your fingers in your hair it hurts and I have really short hair?

Unusual symptoms: This is unusual. If the scalp looks and feels normal, then even more unusual. Skin fungus or bacteria can cause scalp infections, but it doesn't affect the entire scalp and usually can be seen or felt. A medical exam would be helpful in sorting it out. ...Read more

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If one finger is shorter than the rest-- is this a birth defect?

If one finger is shorter than the rest-- is this a birth defect?

Not sure what mean?: My pinky finger is shorter than all my other fingers too! Do you mean one that should be longer, like your middle finger, is shorter? If that is the case and you were born that way, it could be considered a birth defect. There are defects known as reduction defects that limit limb length, and can be quite dramatic or just a little shortness in a finger. Sound familiar? Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My short fingers don't allow me to play the guitar very well. Is there any way around this?

My short fingers don't allow me to play the guitar very well. Is there any way around this?

Not surgical: Try a different instrument, practice more, or accept your not having a professional guitar career. ...Read more