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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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Is it bad to have small hands?

Is it bad to have small hands?

No: Its just how you came from the factory. A normal variant. ...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.?

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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Is it bad to have small hands?

No: Its just how you came from the factory. A normal variant. ...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

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What is the joke about men having small hands?

What is the joke about men having small hands?

Two men and a dog: Walk into a bar. The bartender says whoa did yo know you have a dog in the bar? The dog says. I know I am a dog. ...Read more

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Why do teen males seem to still have small hands?

Why do teen males seem to still have small hands?

Diferent reasons: Many aren't done growing. Some have small hands because their family members do. ...Read more

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Why do people think small hands in a man are a joke?

Why do people think small hands in a man are a joke?

Because they. ..: Associate it with the size of his penis. Don't believe it. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me more about bodybuilding with "small" hands?

Can you tell me more about bodybuilding with "small" hands?

Go for it: Nobody's got a perfect body -- not even the Hollywood studmuffins. You shouldn't have any trouble using today's machines. ...Read more

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Why I have big feet but small hands?

Why I have big feet but small hands?

Variation of normal: At best, this appears a variation of normal development. It does not necessarily indicate that there is something pathologic or genetically wrong. Fortunately, shoes and gloves come in different sizes. ...Read more

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How to know if I have got small hands and feet?

How to know if I have got small hands and feet?

Why: Why do you care? They are the right size for you. As long as they function properly do not worry. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have small hands compared to a girl?

How do I know if I have small hands compared to a girl?

Compare: Aside from comparing your hand size to a large number of others in the age group you are analyzing, there is likely no statistically significant information available to answer your question. ...Read more

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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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Do all people with big hands have big feet, or can a person have small hands and big feet?

Possible: Usually smaller hands than typical, will be associated with smaller than usual feet. But it certainly doesn't have to be. Now I have rather typical, perhaps somewhat larger than aveage, male foot size (10), but very large hands for a male, size 8-- the better to play those tough rachmaninoff reaches as a boy-:). ...Read more

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I have very small hands and thin wrists for a man. My 12 year old cousins have same sized hands as mine. What is my case?

I have very small hands and thin wrists for a man. My 12 year old cousins have same sized hands as mine. What is my case?

Genetics: The size of our bones is largely determined by out genetics. If small hands is something that runs in your family then it is not surprising that you would have this. Remember it is not the size of your hands that is important but how you use them that counts. Be healthy. ...Read more

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Can a person with small hands have a small heart?

Can a person with small hands have a small heart?

Maybe: Normal heart size is usually scaled to age (especially for children) and height (but not perfectly). Since hand size correlates somewhat with height as well (but not perfectly), a person with small hands can have a small heart. ...Read more