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thumb nails ripped and my finger turned black

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Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Ganglion?: Most likely a ganglion cyst arising from the wrist joint or a tendon sheath. Could also be a thrombosed vein based on your description you should see ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Hand Lumps and Bumps: are of many varieties but teh most common is a ganglion which is a benign not harmful fluid filled sac. Blusih color may indicate vascualrity, either ... Read More
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Dr. Todd Siff answered
27 years experience Hand Surgery
Vascular: Usually, this coloration suggests a vascular mass. If it is painful, see a hand doctor. If you have had this for a long time and it is not painful, ... Read More

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Minor mystery: When I was in med school decades ago, I heard about this and was told it was mysterious. It remains so. Don't worry about it.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
39 years experience Internal Medicine
It is ok, normal: Thumb has the bigger nail and nail bed, and that is how nature made us. You probably noticed this now.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
43 years experience Dermatology
Nailplate problem?: When darker skincolored individuals get moles under the cuticle, it can give a linear brown strip in the nailplate. This is a benign entity. Occasion ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Nail ridges: are normal in most cases but like the "growth rings" in the trunks of trees can indicate medical issues particularly if the run parallel to the cuticl ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
52 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Nail ridges: Horizontal ridges are often an indicator of a health problem which requires medical attention. If you have just noticed ridges in your nails, you shou ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 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 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
31 years experience Dermatology
Nail fungus answers: Nail fungus (both finger- and toe-nail) is caused most often by fungal organisms that like skin, also known as dermatophytes. It is less commonly caus ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
You may have: an ingrown nail... In the meantime SOAK it SOAK it SOAK it This helps most reasons for this pain! Dr Z
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roberta Beals
28 years experience Family Medicine
Trauma or nutrition: Trauma to the nail can cause white areas. Yeast and nutritional deficiencies are another sign that can cause this. Some medications have been known to ... Read More
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