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why are my thumb nails so hard

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Dr. Linda Tao answered
35 years experience Cardiology
? Overuse: wonder if you are using that thumb a lot for something causing some irritation? Please see a hand surgeon if it persists.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Normal?: Yes, it is normal after you have smashed your thumb. If you think it is getting better since the injury, just keep going. If not, please see your Prim ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Pelvic exam: Cannot be diagnosed online. You will need a pelvic exam to rule out a growth, wart or scab from sexual activity. Avoid tight fitting thong type underw ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Get a check up: You may have 'carpel tunnel syndrome'. Please get evaluation by your doctor and discuss the treatment options.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Self Pain: One POSSIBILITY is that this is as form of OCD. As long as your doc says all is well medically, consider seeing a clinical psychologists who speciali ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Paronychia: Your symptoms suggest paronychia or an infection of the skin around the nail. Soaking the finger few times a day helps most of the time. If no improve ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The 2 most likely causes are a synovial cyst or a Heberden node. The former is obviously a cyst and the latter is a bony enlargement. If you have RA a ... Read More
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Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
26 years experience Hand Surgery
A : A medical evaluation done by a hand surgeon with a xray will help you know the correct diagnosis. I can recommend several doctors in louisville, wher ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Thumb hit wall: Suspect you have injured your thumb joint and it will get better. But could have a fracture and need X-ray. Need to see your Dr.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
It might be: A healing fracture, when it forms a callous. But it could be something else, such as tumor. Show it to orthopedic surgeon.

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