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Black lines on nail bed

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Melanonychia: Melanonychia is brown or black pigmentation of the nail unit. Melanonychia commonly presents as pigmented band arranged lengthwise along the nail unit ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See surgeon: You have a lump under the nail that is from blood under the nail. If it is still liquid a surgeon can poke a hole in the nail to let it out. Otherwise ... Read More
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
Injury NailBed: Best to see your primary or hand surgeon.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
13 years experience Podiatry
See specialist: Any area of discoloration that you are concerned about needs to be looked at in person or virtually. A biopsy is typically recommended, especially if ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Gerbino
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a podiatrist.: Hard to tell from your description. Could be several things. Get it seen.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hess
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Subungual hematoma: When a nail is crushed or injured, sometimes a hematoma (blood collection) forms beneath the nail. This can cause pressure on the nail sterile or ger ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
20 years experience Rheumatology
Depends: Depends on what you mean by "dips." if you have little hollowed-out pits or craters, these could be part of a skin inflammation such as psoriasis.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
26 years experience Dermatology
Leukonychia: Leukonychia is the general term. There are different types and causes. If your particular condition is worsening or severe or otherwise concerning, p ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
If the nail: bed is damaged, I'm afraid tyhe only thing to do is artificial nails! Hope this helps BTW It's a "fashion statement" anyway.. BTW 2 A consultation w ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Many possible: Reasons. A fungal infection is probably the most common. Visit a podiatrist if it occurs on the feet or dermatologist if on hands or feet.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Nail bed: is also referred to as the sterile matrix.

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