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Curved fingernails

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Clubbed Fingers: Clubbed fingers is a symptom of disease, often of the heart or lungs which cause chronically low blood levels of oxygen. Diseases which cause malabsor... Read More
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Fingernail issues: All fingernails tend to curve somewhat when they are long enough. Without seeing how bad yours are, is hard to tell whether they are outside of "norma... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Nail clubbing: Causes of clubbing:- congenital injuries severe chronic cyanosis, lung diseases like empyema, bronchiactesis, carcinoma of bronchus and pulmonary tub... Read More
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Curved or clubbed?: Curved or clubbed fingernails is often a sign of cardiac and/or pulmonary disorders.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Clubbing: Poor oxygen supply can result in bluish fingers and soft curve to finger nails .This is also found in people with ling disease such as chronic obstruc... Read More
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
It's not just...: ...The nails; the fingertips widen, and the nails curve around the fingertips. It is caused by extra connective tissue that the body makes to compens... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Curved nails: Curved fingernails are characterized by the curving down of the tip of the nail. The nail bed is softened and there is a spongy sensation when the nai... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Do you cut nails: If someone does not cut their nails and let them grow longer and longer they will eventually curve and look like claws. This is known as onychogryphos... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
It should: If you lose your current nail, the new nail that grows in should grow normally. This assumes that the trauma did not damage the nail matrix which live... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Lunula: I believe you are referring to the lunula or "little moon" seen under your fingernail most prominently on your thumb. It is an area of less developed... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 38 years experience
Nail hygiene: The less you do the better --avoid nail polish and nail polish remover as much as possible and definitely avoid "fake" nails ---do not pick at nails o... Read More
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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
Injury: Trauma and some illnesses can do this. Remember that nails are related to hair but grow more slowly so that an injury to them may show up over time. ... Read More

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