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A 46-year-old member asked:

can you tell me if clubbed nails disfigure the finger or toe ?

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Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Clubbing: Clubbed nails are a disfigurement, a true clubbed nail can be associated with serious ailments- but is very uncommon. See a dermatologist or podiatrist. Disfigured nails can be anything, fungus, injury etc.
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Dr. Tariq Niazi commented
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
for Clubbing of nails , see Your PCP or an Internist to have a cardiac/pulmonary systems checked out.
Dec 22, 2013
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes: They can cause disfigurement to both.

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Why would finger nails grow faster than toe nails?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
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Closer to the heart: Fingers are closer to the heart than toes are, and therefore they get a quicker and higher blood flow than the toes. Fingernails take an average of 6-8 months to outgrow while toenails take an average of 8-10 months.
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A 38-year-old female asked:

My big toe goes numb sometimes in the past 2 weeks and my some fingers get really cold while others are really warm. Whats going on?

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Circulation problem?: It could be signs of poor circulation. See your physician to have your circulation evaluated to prevent potential complications.
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Why are my toe nails and finger nails turning black?

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Many possibilities: You should really see a doctor about this to find out exactly what's going on.
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Why are my finger tips and toe tips always cold?

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Raynauds : Consider appointment with vascular for consideration of vasospastic disease.
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What are reasons why my fingers and toe nails are falling off?

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