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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
The lunula is the: Oval or crescent shaped germinal matrix peeking out under the eponychial fold. Since finger shapes and nail shapes differ, not all have the same size ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Wong
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
No lunula: Best to post a photo... And if you can't do it here, consider realself.com
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Many things: The line is likely a melanoncyhia which can be normal particularly in african/african american descent. It can also represent infections, trauma, or ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Splinter: Splinters can become infected if left under the skin too long. Look for signs of infection before trying to remove a splinter. Redness, swelling, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
If it weren't: There wouldn't be much you could do.
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Dr. Rachel Wagner
20 years experience Family Medicine
Longitudinal : Melanonychia is something to take seriously. It is the increase of melanocytes in the nailbed. This can be related to pregnancy or hormones or sometim ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
27 years experience Dermatology
Fingernaik: You should see growth within 2 months. It takes 6 months for complete regrowth.
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A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Nail lines: One Light colored vertical line in a fingernails usually has no medical significance. However multiple lines with ridges and brittleness may. A dermat ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Not uncommon: Changes in the rate of fingernail growth after surgery both slower and faster are not uncommon. In time the rate of growth generally normalizes.
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