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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Gerbino
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a podiatrist.: Hard to tell from your description. Could be several things. Get it seen.

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Does your dog bite ?: It still could be a bite of some sort. You are seeing a localized inflammatory reaction to a foreign protein possibly being introduced to your toe. Th ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Normal Anatomy: This sounds like a normal condition. I would have to see it to make sure. But, if it is on all of the fingers this is normal till proven otherwise.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Possibly: glomus tumors under the nail bed are blue appearing lesions caused by blood vessels that when placed under cold water enhance their pain. They can be ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience Family Medicine
If it moves-ok: If it moves down your nail then it is most likely blood. If it doesn't move then have it seen. There can be moles there and they should be seen by pcp ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
35 years experience Podiatry
It depends: Melanoma can be in the nail bed under the nail or back in the matrix or root of the nail. Get it checked. Melanoma is a serious malignancy.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be careful: If you have dark skin it's fairly common to find dark stripes running down your nails this occurs in more than 77% of black people over the age of 2 ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Is it moving?: If growing out with the nail, that is getting further along with time, it was probably an injury and will ultimately disappear. If not, if it is stay ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Nail Science....: It certainly sounds like something is going on with those nails. I would think that your age would limit the possibilities, but you can never be certa ... Read More
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