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A 19-year-old male asked:

My nails have always been dark pink/red and a little purple at the base. in any situation. should i be concerned? i fear heart disease. i m 19

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Dr. John Hakim
Cardiology 28 years experience
Hard to tell: it is very hard to tell without photos. Even with photos would be guessing. You need to provide more data. would want to know if you have high hemoglobin, extra heart sounds, fixed s2 (racepinephrine). cold be cyanotic heart diseae or could be nothing.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Easy: You fear heart disease. Which heart disease do you fear? There are many. The way to evaluate for heart disease is to examine the heart. Not the nails. See a cardiologist. Or at least a physician.

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