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Poll: How long is your pinky finger? (230 member(s) have cast votes)

How Long is your Pinky Finger?

  1. Below last joint on ring finger (152 votes [66.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 66.09%

  2. Even with last joint on ring finger (60 votes [26.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.09%

  3. Above last joint on ring finger (18 votes [7.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.83%

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#1 adiftime

 
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Posted 16 September 2007 - 09:39 AM

I know this may sound weird but 2 years ago a health food doctor told me that I had gluten intolerance. I didn't really care for him or his personality, so I chose to not listen to him. Wish I had now.

He gave me this diagnosed based on the length of my pinky finger. He said that if your pinky finger falls below the last joint, under your nail, on your ring finger, that that means you have gluten intolerance.

When I went to the GI doctor I told him of this diagnoisis and he said he didn't really think I had it but that it was definetly an easier and cheaper diagnosis than his. He did the scope and the biospy, and I did have it, but I never had another appointment with him to hear his reaction. He just sent me back to my primary care doctor(who really doesn't know much) and to my wonderful dietician.

Now, I am curious as to how many people, that have been diagnosed with this disease, actually have a short pinky finger.
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#2 Emily Elizabeth

 
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Posted 16 September 2007 - 09:42 AM

Wow! That's crazy! I hope everyone participates. It would be interesting to see how many of us have the short pinky finger. :P

I know this may sound weird but 2 years ago a health food doctor told me that I had gluten intolerance. I didn't really care for him or his personality, so I chose to not listen to him. Wish I had now.

He gave me this diagnosed based on the length of my pinky finger. He said that if your pinky finger falls below the last joint, under your nail, on your ring finger, that that means you have gluten intolerance.

When I went to the GI doctor I told him of this diagnoisis and he said he didn't really think I had it but that it was definetly an easier and cheaper diagnosis than his. He did the scope and the biospy, and I did have it, but I never had another appointment with him to hear his reaction. He just sent me back to my primary care doctor(who really doesn't know much) and to my wonderful dietician.

Now, I am curious as to how many people, that have been diagnosed with this disease, actually have a short pinky finger.


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#3 mommyagain

 
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Posted 16 September 2007 - 12:15 PM

That's just weird! But kinda cool if it works!

I just Googled "short pinky finger" and found this interesting tidbit on a site about palmistry: "A very short pinky finger (the kind that only reaches half way through the middle phalanx of the ring finger) is indicative of someone frustrated, unable to express their talents and skills." Hehehe... so we're gluten intolerant AND frustrated! fits me perfectly!
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Posted 16 September 2007 - 05:47 PM

Wow. :blink: I've known that I have a short pinky (violinists tend to notice these kinds of things), but never had a clue it might be related to, well, anything!!!
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Posted 16 September 2007 - 05:51 PM

I was told several years ago that it is a genetic thing related to Athritus. There has been a study on it. I have RA and have a short little finger. My youngest daughter has JRA and also has a short little finger.
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seziures summer of 1979 lasted 10 years had maybe a dozen in that time Dr.s never could find what was causing them blamed it on lack of sleep and maybe nutrasweet
rheumatoid arthritis May 1980
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#6 Fiddle-Faddle

 
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Posted 16 September 2007 - 05:54 PM

I was told several years ago that it is a genetic thing related to Athritus. There has been a study on it. I have RA and have a short little finger. My youngest daughter has JRA and also has a short little finger.
Yellow Rose


Well, that makes sense, as celiac disease seems to be a major cause of RA.
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Posted 17 September 2007 - 01:04 AM

That's really weird! But I'm curious as to which pinky finger we should be looking at?? I voted based on my right hand, because I am right-handed. It is shorter than the last joint by a good quarter of an inch....but on my left hand, my pinky finger is even with the last joint!
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Posted 17 September 2007 - 04:18 AM

Hmm, both of my little fingers come right to the last joint.
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Posted 17 September 2007 - 05:05 AM

That's really weird! But I'm curious as to which pinky finger we should be looking at?? I voted based on my right hand, because I am right-handed. It is shorter than the last joint by a good quarter of an inch....but on my left hand, my pinky finger is even with the last joint!


He didn't tell me to look at a particular one. But both of mine are below, so that may have been why.

I should have included in the poll, whether one had been diagnosed with ceiliac sprue or gluten intolerance.

I wonder if length indicates the severity of our reaction to gluten?

It's crazy, but the poll is showing that the majority of us have short pinkies.
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Other known Allergies: Green Bell Peppers, Egg whites, Bees/Wasp, Mold, Pine Trees, Grass, Rag weed, several outdoor plant types, dust, Sulfa, some antibotics, most perfumes, most cleaning chemicals, still compiling....

Newly found Allergies: Ensure, cantaloupe, peaches, milk, Lame Advertisement, PEPSI (OH NO!!)

#10 adiftime

 
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Posted 18 September 2007 - 06:41 AM

I know this has only been on here for a couple of days, but I had hoped to have at least 100 people for a good comparison.

Also, I am curious for the 5 people that have a longer pinky, what their diagnoisis' are.

Don't really think this is a scientific study, but if it all has to do with genes, maybe it is an indication of a possiblity of having the disease.

I think when one is measuring you should look at the length of your finger from the palm side of your hand.

Thanks to all of you that have participated.
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Other known Allergies: Green Bell Peppers, Egg whites, Bees/Wasp, Mold, Pine Trees, Grass, Rag weed, several outdoor plant types, dust, Sulfa, some antibotics, most perfumes, most cleaning chemicals, still compiling....

Newly found Allergies: Ensure, cantaloupe, peaches, milk, Lame Advertisement, PEPSI (OH NO!!)

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 07:33 AM

I would participate also, I'm not quite sure what I'm looking at. Do you mean that the top of your pinky has to come below the joint of your ring finger? That doesn't sound right...Is that what you mean? That would be only a little stub coming out of your hand? :o Let me know, Janet
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#12 adiftime

 
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Posted 18 September 2007 - 07:44 AM

I would participate also, I'm not quite sure what I'm looking at. Do you mean that the top of your pinky has to come below the joint of your ring finger? That doesn't sound right...Is that what you mean? That would be only a little stub coming out of your hand? :o Let me know, Janet


You should be looking at the joint/line just before your finger nail on your ring finger.
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Other known Allergies: Green Bell Peppers, Egg whites, Bees/Wasp, Mold, Pine Trees, Grass, Rag weed, several outdoor plant types, dust, Sulfa, some antibotics, most perfumes, most cleaning chemicals, still compiling....

Newly found Allergies: Ensure, cantaloupe, peaches, milk, Lame Advertisement, PEPSI (OH NO!!)

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 07:45 AM

Janeti - it doesn't look like a stub, though, because the base of the pinky starts below the base on the ring finger.

I think I need to change my vote. One pinky is just about even with the joint and I voted based on that one. Then I looked at the other hand and that pinky is below the joint.
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Posted 18 September 2007 - 09:55 AM

I went around and looked at all my kids and dh. All 4 of my kids and I have pinkies that are below the last joint on the ring finger. My dh's was longer. So my oldest dd went to school yesterday and looked at all of her friends and her teachers hands. Most of them had the "gluten intolerant" pinky! When she told them what it was supposed to mean, they told her they didn't have a problem w/ gluten.

Maybe we should also look at our family members who DONT have celiac and post those results! This is really interesting and fun!

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 10:53 AM

That's really weird! But I'm curious as to which pinky finger we should be looking at?? I voted based on my right hand, because I am right-handed. It is shorter than the last joint by a good quarter of an inch....but on my left hand, my pinky finger is even with the last joint!


Wow, I didn't even think of that. I voted based on my left hand because my right was on the mouse(I'm right handed). My left pinky is even witht he last joint and my right is considerably shorter- just over half way between the joints! How weird I've never noticed that before :P
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