Enlarged Finger Tips, Numbness Or Tingling, Swelling And Warm To Touch

Reviewed on 7/18/2022

Changes in shape of the fingertips that may appear enlarged is characteristic of a phenomenon called clubbing. Clubbing can be seen with chronic conditions that reduce the amount of oxygen delivered to the bloodstream from the lungs. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is one example. Numbness and tingling are often related to nerve damage. Swelling and warmth to the touch are signs of localized inflammation. Because these symptoms can be related to a wide variety of conditions, it's important to discuss all your symptoms with your doctor.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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