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Tests For Clubbed Fingers
Physical examination: Trigger finger is caused when the space between the flexor tendon and the tendon sheath (tunnel) becomes tight. It becomes difficult to bend the finger and it may become stuck, either in flexion (bent) or extension (straight). This can be seen on physical exam. Typically the hand is tender over the horizontal crease in the hand. This is more common in diabetics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a painful finger. Ra tests were negative . Might it be gout? It has hurt for six weeks and is particularly painful and stiff in the mornings.
It tests were: Done for ra, i would imagine testes were performed for uric acid levels as well. Is it possible it is gout, sure it is possible. Gout pain is usually not present for 6 weeks....So while possible, it would not be high on my differential list. But, is easy ruled out thru both blood and urine tests. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is easy and: Accessible and have a lot of small blood vessels but painful. ...Read more
Bg levels are different on different fingers and hands at the same time tests. Is it normal? Thanks.
No and Yes: No, blood glucose levels are not different on different fingers or different hands. Yes, the blood glucose test results are different, because that is just the way the test works(results show a number close to the real value, and sometimes will show the real value, but are always in a range from slightly lower to slightly higher than the real value). ...Read more
Different tissue: The blood in your vessels is what's supplying your tissues and responding right now to what's going on with you. Menstrual tissue contains blood and also a great deal more, largely dead debris. Would you bet your health on a lab test determined from this tissue? I don't think so. Grin and bear the needle stick -- even as a pathologist, I don't enjoy venipunctures but I know the value. ...Read more
Hi i'm going through tests on my heart it's beating to fast, lately my fingers some of them will go white and numb where the others are normal 30 f?
Reynaud's & P.O.T.S.: Fingers blanching white when exposed to cold is a sign of spasm of the arteries in the fingers, called reynaud's phenomenon. If cold persists, they will turn blue. When re-warmed they will flush red due to hyperemic blood flow. Rapid resting heart rate. Or p.O.T.S. Is due to poor vagus nerve tone. Both reynaud's and p.O.T.S. Can be a sign of underlying Insulin resistance, have your dr. Check this. ...Read more
How likely is it that I have RA if blood tests were negative? I have stiff fingers in the morning similar to tigger fingers.
Clinical diagnosis: Morning stiffness is classic for rheumatoid arthritis and can be seen in a variety of other illnesses. Rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed based on clinical criteria of which labs are a major component. If both your rheumatoid factor and apca are normal, your physician is thinking of other possible causes -- another joint disease, fibromyalgia, deconditioning, or even cold climate. Good luck. ...Read more
One hands fingers are sometimes colder than the others. Have pain in that arm sometimes. 2 drs say pinched nerve and doesn't seem concerned. No tests?
Cold fingers: Many potential causes. Exam findings can lead doctors to suspect Carpel Tunnel Syndrome as a cause. If symptoms moderate, meds such as steroids or nsaids can help. Nighttime splinting, using an ergonomic keyboard, heat pads and stretching/yoga can also help. Causes of isolated cold fingers can also include autoimmune diseases like lupus or Raynaud's, med or toxin effect, mycoplasma, or your EDS ...Read more
I am going to the doctor for a checkup to get shots and they usually make me pee in a cup and prick my finger. What are these tests for?
Tests: Although urine and blood can be sent for various tests, the most common testing would be a urinalysis, checking for blood, protein, glucose, urine ph, signs of infection, and specific gravity of the urine. The finger prick would likely be to check the blood sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have fluid retension in my feet and fingers it's been about 4 months straight after the birth of my son i've had all tests done and i'm healthy why?
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