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Your Bent Pinky May Also be Known as:
Bent little finger
Crooked linger finger

Top 10 Bent Pinky Causes

  1. 1.Andersen - Tawil Syndrome

    Andersen-Tawil Syndrome is a rare inherited disorder that predisposes patients to cardiac arrhythmias such as long QT intervals, as well as unusual facial features.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will likely coordinate care with a specialist. The goal of treatment is to reduce the severity, frequency, and duration of weakness and paralysis attacks with a variety of approaches and medications.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    leg weakness, abnormally high heartrate, arm weakness, racing heart beat, facial asymmetry
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Boxer's Fracture

    Boxer's fracture is a term for a fracture of one of fingers and generally occurs after a closed fist makes contact with a hard object.

    Apply ice to relieve pain and swelling. If there is an open wound, gently clean with soap and water. Proceed to your nearest urgent care clinic.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    finger pain, swollen finger, finger bruise
    Symptoms that always occur with boxer's fracture:
    finger pain, swollen finger
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  3. 3.Non - Serious Finger Injury

    Finger injuries are very common & rarely need medical treatment.

    You can treat this at home with ice and rest. An X-ray would be necessary to rule out a fracture if you had swelling and difficulty moving the finger.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    recent finger injury, finger pain from an injury, swollen finger, severe finger pain
    Symptoms that always occur with non-serious finger injury:
    recent finger injury
    Symptoms that never occur with non-serious finger injury:
    bent or crooked finger
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Jammed Finger

    Jammed fingers are common in sports but may occur during daily activity.

    You should visit a physician or urgent care center in the next day. Generally, surgery is not required and splinting is sufficient.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    finger pain from an injury, recent finger injury, swollen finger, finger joint stiffness, finger bruise
    Symptoms that always occur with jammed finger:
    recent finger injury, finger pain from an injury
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Ibs)

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is very common problem that affects the large intestine. It can cause stomach pain, cramps, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea. Doctors think that IBS is caused by the brain sending wrong messages to the bowels, such as during times of high stress, causing physical changes.

    While many people with IBS try to cope with the condition on their own, it could make a big difference if you talk to your doctor. They may be able to recommend a variety of treatments such as medication, diet counseling, or alternative therapies.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), constipation, nausea or vomiting, stool changes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  6. 6.Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis)

    Pyelonephritis is the medical term for a kidney infection. This can arise as a result of a bladder infection that travels upstream. A kidney infection is usually bacterial in nature, and can cause pain on the side of the stomach, high fever, nausea, and blood in the urine.

    You should visit your ER. Pyelonephritis is caused by bacteria and, therefore, needs to be treated with prescription antibiotics.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, pelvis pain, back pain, fever
    Symptoms that never occur with kidney infection (pyelonephritis):
    mid back pain from an injury
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  7. 7.Menstrual Cramps

    Dysmenorrhea is a term describing pain associated with menstruation (or when one gets a period). It's very common, happening to about 50% of women. Primary dysmenorrhea means that the pain is directly caused by a menstrual period, which is different than "secondary" dysmenorrhea, where a disorder is causing the pain.

    You can make minor lifestyle changes like exercising and eating better, which may improve your symptoms. For temporary relief, take an Advil, Motrin, or any other type of ibuprofen.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), painful periods, lower back pain, abdominal pain that shoots to the back
    Symptoms that always occur with menstrual cramps:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache)
    Symptoms that never occur with menstrual cramps:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  8. 8.Hemorrhoids

    Hemorrhoids are a very common condition that affects more 50% of the population, typically after the age of 30. Hemorrhoids are the "varicose veins of the anus and rectum" - enlarged, bulging blood vessels in the anus that can bleed or clot.

    You can treat this at home by eating more fiber and drinking more water, which loosens your stools and allowing the hemorrhoid to heal. Changing your health habits can also help - lose weight and exercise more and keep the anus clean. Topical creams and ointments can help with the pain, as would a warm water spray or sitz baths. If these treatments do not work after some time, simple surgical operations can be done in the primary care office. Or, for very severe cases of hemorrhoids, surgery may be needed to remove the hemorrhoid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    constipation, rectal pain, rectal bleeding, pain when passing stools, anal itching
    Symptoms that never occur with hemorrhoids:
    unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  9. 9.Influenza

    Influenza, or Flu, is an infection of the airway caused by the flu virus, which passes through the air and enters the body through the nose or mouth. The symptoms are similar to those of a cold, but the flu is usually more serious.

    If your flu-like symptoms are existing for less than 48 hours, it might be helpful to seek care by telephone or in a walk-in-clinic to get a course of oseltamivir (Tamiflu). Most people will get better on their own by drinking lots of fluids and taking an over-the-counter medication such as acetominophen (Tylenol) to help with aches or fever.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, cough, muscle aches
    Symptoms that never occur with influenza:
    headache resulting from a head injury
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  10. 10.Raynaud Phenomenon

    Primary Raynaud phenomenon is a disorder of the blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, which causes the blood vessels to narrow when feeling cold or stressed. When this happens, blood can't get to the surface of the skin and the affected areas turn white and blue.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own with conservative measures, such as avoiding cold and use of protective measures and/or quitting smoking. If this is ineffective or you have other symptoms in addition to this, contact your primary care physician when convenient.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    distal numbness, cold toe, cold fingers, spontaneous toe pain, turning blue or purple from coldness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Bent Pinky

  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.What is your body mass?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?

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Bent Pinky Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced bent pinky have also experienced:

    • 5% Hand Numbness
    • 5% Muscle Aches
    • 5% Finger Bruise
  • People who have experienced bent pinky were most often matched with:

    • 26% Andersen - Tawil Syndrome
    • 10% Boxer's Fracture
    • 7% Non - Serious Finger Injury

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