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What causes wrinkly finger tips?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: All my finger pads have developed a very wrinkled look. This has been permanent over a year. I am a 70 yr old woman. What does this mean?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (2 hours later)
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Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

If appropriate, Kindly upload an image of the pads of your fingers.

If you want me to answer without the help of an image then kindly let me know to do so accordingly.

wishing you best of health

Thanks

Dr M.S Khalil



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (1 hour later)
Cannot send pics. The wrinkles are longitudinal from tip of the nail to just below the first joint. These lines average about 5 per finger.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (21 hours later)
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Hello again

The causes which can result in the wrinkly fingertips are lymphedema , thyroid disorder like hypothyroidism , parasympathetic nerve disorders and connective tissue disorders like lupus; (lupus is one of many diseases of skin marked by inflammation of skin e.g lupus vulgaris lupus erythematosus )
crest or scleroderma
Candia can result in finger top atrophy and often coexist with thyroid issues
Vitamin defeciencies is possible another cause
Diabetes can too result in such type of abnormality
severe dehydration is another cause and lastly
Occupational exposure

Lyphedema can be a complication which develops after radiation if you are undergone that

Investigations including blood sugar level and thyroid function tests can be advised.

You can discuss thsee options with your doctor

let me know if you have any query

wishing you best of health

Thanks

Dr M.S Khalil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (20 hours later)
Thank you for a very thorough answer, Dr. Khali. I will check in with my family doctor.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (5 hours later)
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Most welcome

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Best of luck

you are most welcome

Dr M.S Khalil


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Brief Answer: Upload an image Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome I appreciate your concern If appropriate, Kindly upload an image of the pads of your fingers. If you want me to answer without the help of an image then kindly let me know to do so accordingly. wishing you best of health Thanks Dr M.S Khalil