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24week ultrasound showed that the baby has very long fingers is this ok?

24week ultrasound showed that the baby has very long fingers is this ok?

Probably.: Long limbs is most likely a family trait. The only possible problem is something called marfan syndrome: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001455/. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Long Fingers (Definition)

Long fingers is a feature in which a person's fingers are longer than usual for the average normal person in his ethnic/racial group. Very long arms and fingers can be ...Read more


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I am a 17 year old female who is 6 feet 2 inches. I have very long fingers and toes an long, thin arms.Do I have Marfan syndrome? I am worried!

I am a 17 year old female who is 6 feet 2 inches. I have very long fingers and  toes an long, thin arms.Do I have Marfan syndrome? I am worried!

See cardiologis: Certain clinical features r required for the diag. Of marfan syndrome. Being thin, tall with long fingers, toes and extremities is not enough for the diagnosis but may be an indication for referral to a pediatric cardiologist, pediatric ophthalmologist and geneticist for a much broader evaluation to rule out other abnormalities in the heart, eye and skeletal system and skin consistent w marfan. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have long fingers?

Is it bad to have long fingers?

No: It is what it is . There are some medical conditions associated with very long or very short fingers but as an isolated thing it isn't good or bad. ...Read more

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What are long fingers caused by?

What are long fingers caused by?

Arachnodactyly: This feature can occur on its own, with no underlying health problems. However, it can also be associated with certain medical conditions. Examples include marfan syndrome, ehlers danlos syndrome , homocystinuria. Arachnodactyly is a condition in which the fingers are abnormally long and slender in comparison to the palm of the hand. It can be presentit at birth or develop in later in life. ...Read more

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What do I do to get pretty, long fingers?

What do I do to get pretty, long fingers?

Genetics and age and: Weight play a role but the first two arethe greatest, you cannot lose weight tools your fingers thinner unless you are extremely morbidly obese . I say this last point is very important because unless you are being treated for morbid obesity losing weight will not affect your fingers also as we age our fingers change in shape and appearance so even if you have long shapely fingers its transient. ...Read more

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Does having long fingers mean you will be tall?

Does having long fingers mean you will be tall?

No it means: You will have long fingers, height may correlate with hand and foot size but this is not an absolute. ...Read more

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Some people have those long fingers, not abnormal but nice, long and thin. Is it possible to for mine to get that way?

Some people have those long fingers, not abnormal but nice, long and thin. Is it possible to for mine to get that way?

Genetics and age and: Weight play a role but the first two arethe greatest, you cannot lose weight tools your fingers thinner unless you are extremely morbidly obese . I say this last point is very important because unless you are being treated for morbid obesity losing weight will not affect your fingers also as we age our fingers change in shape and appearance so even if you have long shapely fingers its transient. ...Read more

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Any negative effects of having long fingers?

Any negative effects of having long fingers?

In most cases no...: Long fingers in isolation are not a problem. Some times long fingers are associated with systemic problems (eg. Marfans) and thus can have additional health risks. ...Read more