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Small Hands (Overview)

Hands that are smaller than expected for a person's age and size


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What causes abnormally small hands?

What causes abnormally small hands?

It depends: Small hands can run in your family (check your parents and siblings) and be perfectly functional. Sometimes, small hand or fingers can be part of a syndrome or congenital hand difference. It's best to be evaluated by a hand specialist, especially if it's a child, if there is a concern. ...Read more

Small Hands (Overview)

Hands that are smaller than expected for a person's age and size


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Does having small hands mean I won't grow any taller?

Does having small hands mean I won't grow any taller?

No: Though your profile says you are 37, females stop growing taller when they are 14 and males stop when they are 16. ...Read more

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Why do I have small bubbbles on my hands like on myfinger and palms and what should I do I want to get rid of it. ?

Why do I have small bubbbles on my hands like on myfinger and palms and what should I do I want to get rid of it.
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Eczema?: Small bubbles or blisters on the palms and in between the fingers can be a sign of a particular skin condition called dishydrotic eczema. This is usually treated with mild topical steroids. You should see a health care provider to confirm this diagnosis. ...Read more

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I seem to have really small hands. Is it a common or rare genetic thing?

I seem to have really small hands. Is it a common or rare genetic thing?

Perhaps congenital: If they are truly smaller than small, my guess would be that something went wrong during the development of the hands in utero, which makes it congenital rather than hereditary. ...Read more

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Are small hands a sign of anything?

Are small hands a sign of anything?

Maybe,maybe not: This can be a simple variation fro the normal based on complex genetic factors. It can also be a feature of in excess of 40 named syndromes or associations listed in "smith's recognizable patterns of human malformation" 7ed.2013. ...Read more

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What causes abnormally small hands?

It depends: Small hands can run in your family (check your parents and siblings) and be perfectly functional. Sometimes, small hand or fingers can be part of a syndrome or congenital hand difference. It's best to be evaluated by a hand specialist, especially if it's a child, if there is a concern. ...Read more

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Are really small hands a sign of anything?

Are really small hands a sign of anything?

No syndrome : There are no syndromes known to me where the only finding is one of small hands. I would ask your doctor to look you over closely for any other anatomic findings out of the norm. If you have no other findings on exam, then you have small hands and that's it. That can certainly happen and would be totally normal! ! ...Read more