Length Of Your Fingers And Toes

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:
joint pain/swelling/stiffness
good cold weather tolerance
good creativity/imagination
very low tolerance for pain
frequent colds/flus
being highly motivated
strong sexual desire
hyperactivity
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:
Cause Probability Status
Marfan's Syndrome 96% Confirm
High Histamine 70% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ 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?
Possible responses:
→ 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:
Histadelia (Histamine High)
Histadelics often have long fingers and toes.
... and also rule out issues such as:

Related Questions

Skeletal Symptoms