A member asked:
should i be concerned about black lines growing under my fingernails? i'm a 51 year old black female, my father had heart disease, no information on my mother, i'm approximately 170 lbs, 5"3, medium build. i work third shift, i don't exercise regularly,
1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Sometimes black lines can be small splinter hemorrhages. Sometimes black lines can be associated with skin cancer. Do recommend that you see a dermatologist to have this evaluated to ensure that it is not from a worrisome cause. Take care.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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