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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Duvuru Geetha
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
May be autoimmune: Yes, this could be a sign of autoimmune diseases.
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Probably not.: I've never seen lupus cause horizontal nail ridges, although i suppose it's possible. Certain medications can do it, as can diabetes and certain syste ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes : Yes, you should go to an er. Good luck from nyc.
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Dr. Alan Cohen
38 years experience Psychiatry
Lupus: Yes, definitely go to an er asap.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: With the numbness and tingling I would suspect a nerve issue - carpal tunnel or impingement at the c-spine.
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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Agree: Could be carpal tunnel or a neuropathy/nerve related issue. See your doctor for additional testing!
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Raynauds: Your ANA level is nonspecific. The Raynaud's phenomenon is the secondary type-- related to the RA and I agree not lupus. Your RA is quite symptomatic ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It can be a sign of pulmonary disease. It's called "pulmonary osteodystrophy." see your doctor f you think you have this.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't know: Anonychia (Absence of nails) can be due to a number of causes such as: Anonychia congenita, Ectodermal defect Ichthyosis Allergic contact dermatitis ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Fingernail Dark Line: 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilites: Trauma and fungal nail infections are common reasons that nails may fall off.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Nail Lines: There are a number of common disorders that result in nail lines: http://answers.Yahoo.Com/question/index?Qid=20060813065741aa37rwz. Anemia, malnutrit ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
You can not: It would take a surgical proceedure and anesthetic.

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