What Causes Long Or Short Fingers And Toes?
Long or short fingers and toes can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose long or short fingers and toes, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "long or short fingers and toes" as a symptom. Here are two possibilities:
- Marfan's Syndrome
- High Histamine
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
good cold weather tolerance
very low tolerance for pain
being highly motivated
strong sexual desire
occasional unexplained nausea
abundant saliva in mouth
excess nose/throat mucus
poor tolerance of heat
... and so on
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of long or short fingers and toes:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Skeletal Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about length of your fingers and toes:
What is the length of your fingers and toes?
→ Very short / stubby
→ Short / stubby
→ Average / don't know
→ Long / slender
→ Very long / slender
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either stubby fingers and toes or slender fingers and toes, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
... and also rule out issues such as: