Sunday, May 22, 2011

My index finger is too short?!?!

I just read the weirdest thing and had to share it with you all...
In an article called "What Your Hands Reveal About Your Health" one part stated:

Short Index Fingers
WHAT THEY MEAN: Women with pointer fingers smaller than their ring fingers may have a heightened risk for osteoarthritis and polycystic ovarian syndrome, a hormonal disorder that can disrupt fertility. The upside? A lower risk for heart disease. “More exposure to testosterone in utero, which relates to skeletal health, fertility and cardiovascular development, may also create longer ring fingers,” says John Manning, Ph.D., author of The Finger Ratio. “But don’t regard your ratio as a definite indicator of risks—or immunity to them.” Controlling your weight protects your joints, fertility and heart, regardless of finger length. Aim for a body-mass index between 18.5 and 25 (calculate yours at

Interesting, because this is my hand...
Clearly my index finger is longer than my ring finger...but I definitely have PCOS...

What is your hand like? 


  1. haha I think thats kind of silly. My pointer finger is WAY shorter than my ring finger and I don't have PCOS but osteoporosis runs in my family. Interesting. I also heard on the ATTC board that if you have O type blood you are more at risk for infertility....which I have O-.

  2. Mine are the same...not sure what that means? But my blood type is O. dang. :) ICLW

  3. i read it too... my ring finger is longer than my pointer finger... haven't test yet with pcos but we are trying for a baby for more than a year now.

  4. My pointer finger is definitely shorter than my ring finger and I was just diagnosed with PCOS. hmmm Makes you wonder!
    Happy ICLW!

  5. Damn. Shorter pointer fingers. Boo :(. I haven't been diagnosed with PCOS, however.

    Now I'm going to be staring at women's fingers all day and guessing their fertility status. haha

  6. Oh gosh, my index fingers look like little stumps when you put it like that! This is not one crowd I want to be in! I wonder if its easier to grow longer fingers than to get knocked up....

  7. pointer is definitely smaller then my ring finger. Never been diagnosed with PCOS, but have had cysts (including a ruptured one)