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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Nail clubbing: Causes of clubbing:- congenital injuries severe chronic cyanosis, lung diseases like empyema, bronchiactesis, carcinoma of bronchus and pulmonary tub ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Not Likely: It is unlikely that either surgery or exercise will change to curvature at this point. Most likely, the curve is due to a small amount of scar tissue ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Eskanazy
23 years experience Family Medicine
Many possibilities : So there are many possible causes of nail disease. Common causes are vitamin deficiencies, skin diseases such as psoriasis, infections, etc. The cu ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Curved pinky fingers: If it si from birht she may have congenital deformity adn your pediatrcian should look a this and mayneed to look if htere are any other anomalies ass ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Fingernail Ridges: Vertical fingernail ridges fingernail ridges are not always a health concern. There is a distinction between vertical and horizontal fingernail ridge ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Vertical nail ridges: Are often caused by aging. Other causes include anemia, splinter hemorrhages, or conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, trachyonchia or peripheral vasc ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
17 years experience Podiatry
2nd toes: This can be normal and they usually curve because of pressure from shoes. If the are painful i would see a podiatrist.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Beau's lines: Some are infection in nail bed, injury, skin disease, low calcium, chemotherapy drugs.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Brittle nails: Everyone has brittle nails to some extent, some more than others. Aging can cause slowed nail growth and dull, brittle, or yellowish nails as the flow ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Most penises not all: Normal for most to have a slight upward curve when erect. Men with ventral chordee or hypospadias have a downward curve. A few men have a sideways cur ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Nail changes: Nail changes can be the result of how your nails form or can be the result of trauma or systemic related. See a physician who can evaluate your histor ... Read More
A 24-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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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Must look....: Look for heavy metal levels in your blood. Important. If this is not the cause Biotin is useful
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Beau's lines: Beau's lines, which are grooves that run horizontally across the nail plate. They usually develop when nail plate growth, which begins in the nail mat ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
42 years experience Podiatry
Ridges on nails: The vertical ridges may be normal for you or a metabolic problem. The horizontal ridges are usually called "trauma lines" on the toenails and indicat ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Vertical lines: Verticl nail lines are a normalcondition. These lines can become more prominent with increasing age.
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A male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
And Your Question is: And your question is!!!! Toes come in all sizes and shapes. You have , what is called a curly toe. There is no need to be concerned unless there is a ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Many possibilities: Longitudinal nail splitting is seen in psoriasis, fungal nail infections, and lichen planus (a relative of psoriasis). A dermatologist can help you pi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Nails: Increase your calcium intake. That may help. Good luck
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Clinodactyly : An incurving 5th finger is considered a minor anomaly that can represent a new issue or a dominant trait within a family.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Probably normal: If you are describing ridges that extend from your cuticle to the tip of your nail they are normal. They tend to become more common as you get older.
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