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Doctor insights on: Why Do My Hands Look Completly Different From One Another The Length Of My Fingers Are Not The Same Length And Completly Different Nail Beds

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Why does one finger on each hand get really hot while the other fingers are really cold? The finger that heats up isn't always the same one either

Why does one finger on each hand get really hot while the other fingers are really cold? The finger that heats up isn't always the same one either

Too hot or too cold?: Your symptoms beg the question: Which is abnormal, the cold or hot fingers? My guess, it is the cold ones that are abnormal causing the the others to seem warm.

Do you smoke? If so, your symptoms may represent Thromboangiitis Obliterans (Buerger's disease).

This could represent a condition known as Raynaud's phenomenon which can accompany connective tissue disorders or autoimmune conditions. ...Read more

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My bf was using a mechanical hole digger. After using for several hours he discovered that his fingers on one hand was numb, decreased sensation, and feels like a bruise on palm of hand below thumb. It has now been a week and is still the same. He has bee

My bf was using a mechanical hole digger. After using for several hours he discovered that his fingers on one hand was numb, decreased sensation, and feels like a bruise on palm of hand below thumb. It has now been a week and is still the same. He has bee

Median nerve palsy: Numbness of the thumb region can be caused by pressure and swelling that affects the median nerve at the wrist of base of the thumb. This usually causes numbness in the palm of the hand mostly thumb and forefinger. Similar symptoms develop with carpal tunnel syndrome. Immobilizing, rest, and anti-inflammatory medications will help. ...Read more

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Index finger has had a swole/itchy/painful nail bed for +/-6mo. 2mo ago doc gave me bactrium Rx, But hasn't cleared up, now my pinky is the same way. Help?

Index finger has had a swole/itchy/painful nail bed for +/-6mo. 2mo ago doc gave me bactrium Rx, But hasn't cleared up, now my pinky is the same way. Help?

Evaluation: Hi, you need an evaluation to make sure infection is superficial and doesn't need drainage. What kind of job do you have? Are you in contact with salt water, fresh water, cleaning pool or hot tubs? Surfing? Gardening? ...Read more

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I've had itchy fingers the very tips and under my nails on just one hand its been driving me insane last couple weeks, no rash or anything?

I've had itchy fingers the very tips and under my nails on just one hand its been driving me insane last couple weeks, no rash or anything?

Allergic Reaction: Most probably it is an allergic reaction to either any nail products or you did did with your bare hands. Take bennadryl, if does not work go to a physician, may need to get oral steroids. ...Read more

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I have a small nail bed injury on the right side of my index finger only my left hand. Is there anyway I can fix this at home?

I have a small nail bed injury on the right side of my index finger only my left hand. Is there anyway I can fix this at home?

Most injuries: Will heal themselves, if it doesn't heal on its own over next few months I would see dermatologist ...Read more

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I have fingernail indentions in left hand nail beds. Specifically my thumb, middle, and ring finger. I'm 31 yo with no previous med hx. Any reason?

I have fingernail indentions in left hand nail beds. Specifically my thumb, middle, and ring finger. I'm 31 yo with no previous med hx. Any reason?

Any number of things: Changes in fingernails can be indicative of an underlying medical disorder. Ridges or bumps can be related to iron deficiency. Anemia, lupus, heart disease, and thyroid disorders can also can changes to the fingernails. Fungal infection also can cause bumps and discoloration of the nailbed. Seeing your primary care physican can rule out many of these disorders. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your fingers on one hand lock together?

What does it mean when your fingers on one hand lock together?

Locking fingers: I am not sure what you mean but trigger finger can be caused by swellings and restrictions in the tendon mechanism. ...Read more

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What can it mean when your fingers on one hand lock together without warning?

What can it mean when your fingers on one hand lock together without warning?

Difficult to say: It could be trigger fingers or muscle spasms. Would really need to see your hand to make an accurate diagnoses. ...Read more

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Is trigger finger progressive? Mine started with one finger, now 3 on each hand is affected.

Is trigger finger progressive? Mine started with one finger, now 3 on each hand is affected.

Contractures: You may have dupuytrens contractures affecting both hands and not progressive trigger fingers. A hand surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Why is the lenght of my fingers not the same. My right hand is bigger than my left. The lenght difference is about 1 cm. It is noticable.?

Why is the lenght of my fingers not the same. My right hand is bigger than my left. The lenght difference is about 1 cm. It is noticable.?

Normal: Not everything in your body is symmetrical. Sometimes your more dominant hand or side is larger than non dominant side. ...Read more

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One finger is sore after my hand got cut, what does it mean if it's any way related to the cut?

One finger is sore after my hand got cut, what does it mean if it's any way related to the cut?

Not following: It would be pretty obvious whether it is the finger cut or a different one. If the finger was cut and is now sore, the two are related. If a different finger was cut than the one that is now sore, it is not related to the cut. ...Read more

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Would tinnitus, an ischemic finger (single event) and one hand paler than the other have anything in common?

Would tinnitus, an ischemic finger (single event) and one hand paler than the other have anything in common?

Possibly: The issue with your finger and hand sounds like vasoconstriction such as from raynaud's; however true ischemia of a finger can be from an embolus or acute blockage from several possible problems. Tinnitus is usually an issue with either hearing or often unknown. Certain strokes can cause several effects, but that combination is a little unusual. Recommend you get seen to explore the problems fully. ...Read more

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On my left hand my middle finger feels sore or hurts on one side what could this be!?

On my left hand my middle finger feels sore or hurts on one side what could this be!?

Sprain: This sounds like a ligament sprain. A sprain is a ligament tear. These tend to heal with no specific treatment needed. Buddy tapping can help but these can be sore for months. Try and keep you finger moving so it does not get stiff. An xray might not be a bad idea. ...Read more

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My friends bruised hand smells very weird on one side and the other side smells fine she's been finger splinting why is it smelling?

My friends bruised hand smells very weird on one side and the other side smells fine she's been finger splinting why is it smelling?

Dirty splint?: Is the splint smelly? That could cause it. Is there any damage to the skin? If so she needs to get back to the doctor to get it checked. ...Read more

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What does weakness in fingers, tingling in one hand, and what seems to be a small seizure in my foot indicate?

What does weakness in fingers, tingling in one hand, and what seems to be a small seizure in my foot indicate?

See below.: The symptoms you describe sound to be neurological but could also represent a metabolic imbalance. A full neurological exam preferably by a neurologist should be done and they will most likely perform an EMG and ncv study. ...Read more

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Sensitive pain on one finger, index finger on my ryt hand? What is it? Thanks?

Sensitive pain on one finger, index finger on my ryt hand? What is it? Thanks?

Could be: This could be a glomus tumor. See dermatologist or hand surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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On one hand one my pinky finger got like a dulk acy pain in it and it comes and goes like it has a weakness in it to?

On one hand one my pinky finger got like a dulk acy pain in it and it comes and goes like it has a weakness in it to?

Tough to say: Without an exam, . could be a tendon strain of your pinky, could be arthritis in the finger, etc. If it continues, get it evaluated with and exam to start. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My right hand fingers are cracking. It started over the winter. But it's summer and it's still the same. What might be the cause of it?

My right hand fingers are cracking. It started over the winter. But it's summer and it's still the same. What might be the cause of it?

Could be eczema: Eczema will cause the skin to crack and sometimes it is not the same on one side or the other. It is not uncommon for this to be seasonal. There are good medications for this so see your doctor when it is cracking. ...Read more

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I'm a type 1 diabetic and I've been experiencing my fingers locking up. It starts in one hand then moves to the other eventually. What is it?

Trigger finger: It sounds like you have "trigger finger". This is an inflammation that leads to scaring of the sheath that surrounds the tendons of the fingers. Although this problem can occur in anyone, the incidence is significantly higher in type 1 diabetics. You should see a hand orthopedist for help. ...Read more

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I broke my finger two months ago and the nail just came back to full length. I do still have a "chubby" finger is that swelling or fluid of some sort?

I broke my finger two months ago and the nail just came back to full length. I do still have a "chubby" finger is that swelling or fluid of some sort?

Swelling: Swelling is very common in finger injuries and can last much longer than the symptoms of the injury itself. The swelling can take months to go away. Nails normally take quite some time to normalize after an injury. Nail growth slows after injury and can look unusual when it immediately grows back. Your nail could take a full year to look like the other nails. ...Read more