The Finger Segment Below The Nail Is Bent Convex Upwards?

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Hello, my mama’s hand doctor, 52 years old, his finger segment under the nail appeared swollen above his bone / convex (like bones above) so it looked bent, bent, when pressed a lump in his bone hurt, now just using the ring is sick, is this an elderly factor? Or are there other diseases? Because almost all the fingers are except for the thumb

1 Answer:

Good evening, thanks for the question


Clubbing fingers or clubbing is a deformity of the tip of the finger and nails that appear abnormally rounded. Clubbing fingers have characteristics including rounded and bloated fingers, nail pads also appear to be convex and curved, and when pressed they feel soft like foam. The reason is due to the addition of connective tissue at the base of the nail associated with chronic oxygen deficiency.


Clubbing fingers are often found in patients who have a previous history of lung or heart disease, for example:


1. Lung cancer
2. Lung intertisial fibrosis
3. Pulmonary TB
4. Chronic heart failure
5. Bronchiectasis
6. Cystic fibrosis
7. Congenital heart disease
8. Pulmonary lymphoma


Clubbing fingers is not a diagnosis of disease, but a symptom that is part of one major disease. Therefore, clubbing fingers are not specifically treated, but when other medical problems are found that cause chronic oxygenation disorders, that is the condition that is treated. Therefore do not hesitate to check the condition with your doctor for future treatment.


That's all, hope you can help.
Wassalam.

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