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I have 6 fingers .Is this biologically harmful or not?

I have 6 fingers .Is this biologically harmful or not?

Polydactyly is a : Common condition. The most common of these is a post axial polydactyly, meaning an extra small finger. Most are removed at a very young age. The finger itself is not harmful but cosmesis may be a concern and function of the two ringers may be less than if one were there. Polydactyly is associated with many genetic syndromes but they are not caused by the extra finger. ...Read more

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Would you go to a surgeon with 6 fingers?

Would you go to a surgeon with 6 fingers?

It depends: Is it 6 fingers altogether, like 3 on each hand? Or is it 6 fingers on one hand and the usual 5 on the other? If it's 6 fingers altogether, that would make it difficult for the surgeon to use the usual surgical instruments. If he/she has 6 fingers on one hand, that's probably not so bad. ...Read more

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What is the mutation called that causes six fingers or six toes?

What is the mutation called that causes six fingers or six toes?

Read this: Since this is hard to answer in 400 characters or less! I hope this link helps: http://genetics.thetech.org/ask-a-geneticist/polydactyly ...Read more

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How can I know which plastic surgeon is good? Saw one with 6 fingers

How can I know which plastic surgeon is good? Saw one with 6 fingers

See the results: A plastic surgeon with 6 fingers. . .Surgical gloves must really be a problem! skill is not related to the number of fingers; it's how you use the ones you have. I know of no 6-fingered concert pianists, so having "extra" fingers is not an advantage! the same goes for surgery. Look for abps certification, experience in the procedure you seek, and have an in-person consultation. Check result photos. ...Read more

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I've six fingers in my hand , can I get a better hand through plastic surgery?

I've six fingers in my hand , can I get a better hand through plastic surgery?

Extra finger: It is possible to remove an extra finger on your hand. It is important to have your hand evaluated by an experienced hand surgeon. This will include imaging studies as well as a thorough history and physical examination. ...Read more

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I've had right side chest pain (mostly on the surface, ~4-6 fingers below clavicle, ~4 fingers from armpit) for ~few weeks. I'm concerned it's serious?

I've had right side chest pain (mostly on the surface, ~4-6 fingers below clavicle, ~4 fingers from armpit) for ~few weeks. I'm concerned it's serious?

Chest wall pain: Looks like chest wall pain. Sometimes it is from injury of muscles or joints in that area. Maybe you had trauma there. For rare unusual causes, you need to be examined by a doctor since pain is persisting for weeks. ...Read more

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I have a six finger on my left hand, will be having surgery tomorrow it is infective taking pain med and antobo. Will this infection cause prob?

I have a six finger on my left hand, will be having surgery tomorrow it is infective taking pain med and antobo. Will this infection cause prob?

It could: Contact surgical team. Surgeons tend to postpone non emergent surgeries until an infection or wound has healed. ...Read more

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Had on-off hand eczema for about 1/2 yrs mainly in winter and in contact w chemicals. I now have superficial nail pits in 6 fingers.No skin lesions.

Had on-off hand eczema for about 1/2 yrs mainly in winter and in contact w chemicals. I now have superficial nail pits in 6 fingers.No skin lesions.

Due to inflamation: Due to inflammation and minor injuries to the cuticles. The new nail is formed under the cuticle and will cause changes in the nail for 6 months. That is the time required for complete replacement of a finger nail. A likely injury to this structure is any pushing or cutting of the cuticle at a manicure. Take better care of them and look for normal finger nails in 6 months. ...Read more

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My baby has g6pd and is polydactyly at the same time. with conjoined thumb on left hand. both hands have 6 fingers. how can i deal with it?

My baby has g6pd and is polydactyly at the same time. with conjoined thumb on left hand. both hands have 6 fingers. how can i deal with it?

U need 2 C a hand-: -surgeon, 1 who is fellowship trained in hand. It takes imaging 2 eval the bone structure as it can B used 2 help stage the procedures needed. Many times an extra digit may not have any supporting bone structure. That helps as 2 which digit needs 2 B excised. By conjoined thumb if U mean attached 2 index, it can easily B fixed also ...Read more

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Vagina hurts about 30-40 minutes after first time being fingered. Lasted six hours. Fingered quickly and in the vagina and around it. Normal pains?

Vagina hurts about 30-40 minutes after first time being fingered. Lasted six hours. Fingered quickly and in the vagina and around it. Normal pains?

Probably fine: The first couple times you do this you might not be as lubricated as you need to be leading to some discomfort. Probably a good idea to use some KY liquid or astroglide next time. This is also a good time to realize rubbing the clitoris gently beforehand causes lubrication. ...Read more

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Why do 6 of my fingers get blisters all the time?

Why do 6 of my fingers get blisters all the time?

Blisters?: This depends on the nature of the blisters. One of the most common skin conditions is vesicular dyshidrosis which produces tiny blisters which when they dry up causes skin on the fingers to peel.Have this looked at by a doctor for specific diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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I broke my finger 6 months ago, now it still feels numb. Why is that?

I broke my finger 6 months ago, now it still feels numb. Why is that?

Nerve damage: You may have lacerated the digital nerve. This will heal back, but very slowly, at a rate of about 1mm per month. See your physician for an opinion. ...Read more

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