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How Many With celiac disease Have A Short 5th Finger ?


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#1 irish daveyboy

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 04:19 AM

This should be interesting.

The thought only came about because my youngest daughter, suffers Flatulence (smelly) and Diarrhoea.
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She had the blood tests but doesn't have the Coeliac antibodies,
though she did suffer with Epilepsy when younger.
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I noticed she has a short fifth finger like myself and I advised her to have the Genetic Test
(for Pre-Disposition to Coeliac Disease)
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Here's my question how many of the people out there have the 'Short' fifth finger??
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 04:42 AM

Hmmm so not everybody has a short fifth finger?
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#3 Puddy

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 04:55 AM

Well, I do have that shorter finger. But I've totally depressed half the people in my office. They are all checking their finger lengths and alot of them have the short 5th finger. Now they are all wondering what disease they have!
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#4 irish daveyboy

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 04:56 AM

Hmmm so not everybody has a short fifth finger?


If the top of the small finger falls below the Distal joint on the ring finger, then it's unusual !!
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 05:07 AM

I have the short fifth finger but didn't find anything when I googled so do you have a link to share?
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 05:11 AM

Wow - I just noticed that my pinky is half the size of my ring finger. WEIRD.

I did a google search, and here is what I found:

http://books.google....l...une&f=false
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 05:25 AM

Thank you, that was very interesting!
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#8 irish daveyboy

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 05:29 AM

I have the short fifth finger but didn't find anything when I googled so do you have a link to share?


Here's an Interesting PDF Slide Show check the whole lot.
the reference for short 'Pinky' is on pages 51 and 52
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PDF Slide Show Gluten Sensitivity
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The Photograph is from an unrelated item and only used as a visual example.
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 06:33 AM

Interesting--both my fifth fingers are short--the left one being even shorter than the right.
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 06:40 AM

Interesting--both my fifth fingers are short--the left one being even shorter than the right.



I think it's time to update the avs and show pinky fingers . . . :P
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:38 AM

How fun. My right is shorter than the left but both are short according this info.

When I was in nursing school, our instructor celebrated her 40th year in nursing. She had all kinds of info like this that she shared with us. The only one I remember is that if a patient has black hairs growing in his ears they may be prone to heart problems. I did ask patients if they had heart problems if I saw those black hairs. Yes, they all had heart problems.
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:40 AM

Interesting, my left finger is at the line of my ring finger and my right pinky is about 1/4 " shorter then the line on my right hand. I have Discoid Lupus, SLE Lupus and Celiac Disease. Hmmmmm <_<
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 01:41 PM

Not sure how accurate this is...both of my pinky fingers are shorter, and I do not have a celiac diagnosis, I am gluten intolerant though.

There is also something about foreheads that is suppose to mean celiac...can't remember what it is though.
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 03:33 PM

I think it's time to update the avs and show pinky fingers . . . :P


Perhaps we all have Morton's Hands, now. . . .. ......

:huh: :rolleyes:


There is also something about foreheads that is suppose to mean celiac...can't remember what it is though.


And long eyelashes - - there have been threads on this connection........

http://www.celiac.co...showtopic=54605


http://www.celiac.co....php/t1344.html
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 03:52 PM

Count me in the short pinky club. I used to be so proud of my long slender fingers, but now I learn that even my pinky is shorter than it's supposed to be. :D
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