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Can my children inherit my husband's funny looking finger?

Can my children inherit my husband's funny looking finger?

Depends: There is a common variation in the mid shaft small finger that produces an in-curving of that digit. This modification called clinodactaly is present on both sides & passed as an autosomal dominant. This means a 50% chance with every pregnancy that it would be present in the child. "funny looking" is not very specific. If dad's issue is one sided or due to injury it is less likely to be genetic. ...Read more

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My mom got electrocuted. Her left wrist,hand is tingly and her fingers are numb on her ?

My mom got electrocuted. Her left wrist,hand is tingly and her fingers are numb on her ?

Need more info: Please have her make an appt with a neurologist ASAP before any serious damage to her hand & wrist occur. ...Read more

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My bf has palm, thumb, & index finger pain. How can I help him?

My bf has palm, thumb, & index finger pain. How can I help him?

Carpal Tunnel?: Pain in the thumb, index finger and palm could be due to carpal tunnel. If there is any numbness or tingling or if symptoms are mostly at night, then carpal tunnel should be considered. Other possible causes include arthritis, trigger finger, or possibly a c-6 cervical disc pinched nerve. ...Read more

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My gf gave me hand job afterwards her hand was sticky and she rubed her vagina. Pregnancy??

My gf gave me hand job afterwards her hand was sticky and she rubed her vagina. Pregnancy??

Possible: Any unprotected exposure to sperm can lead to pregnancy. I assume this was immediately after? Unprotected sex can also lead to sexually transmitted diseases. All the best. ...Read more

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Why are my child's pinky fingers curved inward?

Why are my child's pinky fingers curved inward?

Simple clinodactaly: When pinky fingers are turned slightly toward the middle of the hand, the term used is clinodactaly. When examined under x-ray, there is an angulation to the middle segment of that finger. It is a benign and potential inheritable process. It occurs in normal people and sometimes in higher frequency with certain syndromes. ...Read more

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Why does my brother suck his thumb at 13?

Why does my brother suck his thumb at 13?

Thum sucking: Thumbsucking at 13 is unhealthy- bot physically and mentally. Your brother needs a psychological evaluation to discover the root of his regression and also needs psychotherapy. ...Read more

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My wife jerks in her sleep?

My wife jerks in her sleep?

Night jerkiness: Some body jerks in transition from awake to asleep is normal. Some others have jetliners of the legs and/or arms throughout the night (restless leg syndrome). If this issue is causing problems, go see your regular doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My baby is 10 wks, he often holds his thumbs btwn 1st& middle fingers should we b "teaching" not to?

My baby is 10 wks, he often holds his thumbs btwn 1st& middle fingers should we b "teaching" not to?

No "teaching" needed: A normal, healthy 10 week-old baby who is using his first 2 fingers to grasp his thumb in either hand should stop doing it as he develops more, and starts holding other things. At routine baby check-ups at 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months, etc... Parents should talk with the doctor about any such baby behaviors. The doctor can refer to a specialist if the baby seems abnormal. ...Read more

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Why does my 4 yr have warts in her pinky finger?

Why does my 4 yr have warts in her pinky finger?

Viral: Warts are viral. Children often have warts that can appear on extremities. A good treatment consists of placing duct tape over the wart and giving her one zantac (ranitidine) over the counter daily for 30 days. ...Read more

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My wife is sufferin from rist and finger joint pain?

My wife is sufferin from rist and finger joint pain?

Arthritis?: Wrist and finger pain can be due to several causes. Arhtritis, tendinitis, or possible nerve compression. If pain is worse with motion , then arthritis or tendinitis is more likely to be the cause. Morning pain can be due to arthitis. Night time pain or associated numbness or tingling could be due to nerve compression. If pain is getting worse, get it checked out. ...Read more

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My son don't have fingers in his right hand by birth?

My son don't have fingers in his right hand by birth?

Amnionic bands: Sometimes an active baby scrapes the inside of the bag of waters and create a wound.A glue like repair will begin but if fetal fingers get caught in that glue it can form string like bands that wind around the fingers and impair blood flow. This can amputate whole or parts of fingers, toes or create gruves in the skin.It is a sporadic event and is not likely to recurr in future pregnancies. ...Read more

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My baby tosses her head, is she teething?

My baby tosses her head, is she teething?

Related?: Possibly, but probably not. How old is your child? Is she fussy and drooling? Can you see outline of teeth through the gums? Has your child been evaluated to teething by your Pediatrician...something else may be causing your child to be in pain. At 1st b'day take your child to pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist. ...Read more

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My friends grand daughter, 2 years old has blisters in her mouth, hands and feet?

My friends grand daughter, 2 years old has blisters in her mouth, hands and feet?

.: She probably will start having fever too. Probably hand foot & mouth disease. Caused by a virus. Blisters in mouth would be painful & the child may refuse feeds. Make sure she is drinking lots of fluids, give her something cool like popsicles and avoid orange juice and spicy food. Give something soft and soothing to eat and drink. If not feeding or decreased urine or high fever consult physician. ...Read more

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My mom has had swollen fingers, lumpy/misshapen bones, fingers are bent. She can't close her hands all the way. Celebrex (celecoxib) doesn't work. What is wrong?

My mom has had swollen fingers, lumpy/misshapen bones, fingers are bent. She can't close her hands all the way. Celebrex (celecoxib) doesn't work. What is wrong?

See details: The two major possibilities are an inflammatory erosive osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. X rays and labs should tell you which one it is. There are many therapeutic options. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Should i stop my 4 mth old from sucking her thumb?

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Should i stop my 4 mth old from sucking her thumb?

No: Sucking her thumb is a method by which she can calm and comfort herself. It is natural at this age. ...Read more

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